The title of an essay by Charles Peirce in the book Chance, Love, and Logic. This is the idea "that growth comes only from love" which is "the ardent impulse to fulfil (sic) another’s highest impulse." Peirce also argues that hatred and evil are not creative forces but rather the absence of love and loveliness.

"It is not by dealing out cold justice to the circle of my ideas that I can make them grow, but by cherishing and tending them, as I would the flowers in my garden. The philosophy we draw from John’s Gospel is that this is the way mind develops; and as for the cosmos, only so far as it yet is mind, and so has life, is it capable of further evolution. Love, recognizing germs of loveliness in the hateful, gradually warms it into life, and makes it lovely."

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