The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.