Sunday, July 5, 2009

A THOUGHT I TRULY ENJOY live content with small means;

to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;

to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich;

to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act grandly;

to listen to the stars and the birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;

to bare all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never;

in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.

~ William Ellery Channing

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