Today, Mr. Phelps may have learned that God, in fact, hates no one. Vicious and hate-filled as he was, may his soul find the kind of peace through death that was so plainly elusive during his life.
I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding “God Hates Freds” signs, tempting as it may be.
He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.
Posted (originally?) in /r/changemyview by /u/Telefonica46:
… after a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, you learn that love does not mean leaning and company does not mean security, you begin to learn that kisses are not contacts and presents are not promises, you begin to accept your defeats with your head held high and eyes ahead with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child. you learn to build your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, besides, futures have a way of falling down mid flight…
And after a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much of it… So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for some one to bring you flowers… Aasha
Valentine's day is upon us, so I found some of the most beautiful love quotes you can use to thrill your loved ones.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart. – Honoré de Balzac
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. – William Blake
To love someone means to see him as God intended him. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. – Honoré de Balzac
One is very crazy when in love. – Sigmund Freud
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. – Oscar Wilde
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller