Love those who manipulate and use you. Love those who take advantage of you. Love those with malice in their heart. Maintain your love day after day after day, without interruption. If you can love those you are wary of, those who frighten you, those who upset you, and those who threaten you, you will be so free you will not believe you could have known such freedom in this lifetime.
I must learn to love the fool in me—the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of my human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my Fool.
Jenny Holzer – Truisms (full list)
“habitual contempt or disgust doesn’t reflect a finer sensibility”