I love you for what you are

“I love you for what you are,
but I love you yet more
for what you are going to be.

I love you not so much for your realities
as for your ideals.

I pray for your desires that they may be great,
rather than for your satisfactions,

which may be so hazardously little.
You are going forward toward
something great.

I am on the way with you,
and therefore I love you.”