eureka: i have walked through this world, and i have journeyed inward. i have warmed in the light of all things, and i have known the cold that is found in the heart of darkness...i have listened intently to the words of those most pious, and i have nursed from the breast of depravity...i have seen clearly, and i have stumbled in confusion. i have laughed without end, and i have cried without hope. i have given life, and i have taken life. i have reveled in wealth, and i have starved in poverty. i have learned from the greatest books and minds, and i have seen the folly in the vanity of intellect. i have known adulation and victory, and i have known isolation and defeat. i have known what it is to find, and i have known what it is to have lost and i tell you this...i have seen no fortune, nor wisdom, nor pleasure greater than...love.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.