Once We Love, We Are Vulnerable…

08Feb07

Those who love one another, or acquire strong attachments to persons and to forms of life, at the same time become liable to ruin: their love makes them hostages to misfortune and the injustice of others. Friends and lovers take great chances to help each other; and members of families willingly do the same. Once we love we are vulnerable.

– John Rawls, A Theory of Justice

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5 Responses to “Once We Love, We Are Vulnerable…”

  1. That’s a great phrase… “Love makes us hostage to the misfortune and the injustice of others.”

  2. it’s also discouraging…thanks.

  3. i say this because it reminds me of the story you told me about last summer when david went to camp. [if you don’t remember ask me next time i see you]

    and also…i think i like you best as a greenie.

  4. 4 nikki

    i love john rawls and love this quote. i actually got “once we love we are vulnerable” tattooed on me in italian.

  5. I love this quote!


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