If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
THE LOVE NOTE
Our loving is equal enough, I do not doubt. Neither do I "count" it to see who's doing more. I just love you as much as I can and with all that I have and I know you do the same for me. However, I love this quote as it reminds me of my proper place instead of falling into the easy, slippery slope of keeping score.
THE GREAT RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLE
No "score-boarding". Just love. Own it. If you want love, then be love, show love, act love. Don't wait for love. Don't wait to give love until you get it the way you want to receive it first. If you do you will get sucked into the loveless black hole of 50/50 "fairness". I've seen a lot of good love die on that nutrient-free vine. Holding back love = relationship death.