Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Lovely Quote

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 frankly;

to listen to stars and birds,

to babes and sages, with open heart;

to bear all cheerfully,

do all bravely,

await occasions, hurry never.

In a word,

to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,

grow up through the common.

This is to be my symphony.


William Henry Channing
1810-1884

3 comments:

Amber said...

This is a GREAT quote. One to memorize!

Coriander said...

Agreed! Lets!

Molly Underwood said...

ooh! like this.