.....to 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