Quote by Jonathan Swift
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
This quote expresses the idea that both love and esteem are necessary in a balanced relationship. Love without esteem, or respect, is fragile and unpredictable, likely to change quickly. On the other hand, esteem without love lacks passion and warmth, making the relationship feel unexciting and unfulfilling. To cultivate a strong and lasting connection, both love and esteem must coexist, fostering mutual admiration and affection.
For the first time in his life, Mont Blanc for a moment looked to him what it was - a chaos of anarchic and purposeless forces - and he needed days of repose to see it clothe itself again with the illusions of his senses, the white purity of its snows, the splendor of its light, and the infinity of its heavenly peace. Nature was kind; Lake Geneva was beautiful beyond itself, and the Alps put on charms real as terrors.