Mortimer Adler — American Philosopher born on December 28, 1902, died on June 28, 2001

Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American philosopher, educator, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. He lived for the longest stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo, California. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research... (wikipedia)

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.
Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.