“There are no means of safety against superior qualities of another person than to love him.”
Wilhelm Meister. Goethe.
“means of safety”. In order to avoid falling prey to the irritations of envy and jealousy we had better ‘love’ him/her. Dear noble old Goethe!
- The desire to ‘live in fear’ of possible loss.
- To risk ‘climax’/ that is to lose it: and to try to ‘stabilise’ it/ that is not to lose it.