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, birds, 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 Ellery Channing~
Posted on October 28, 2012, in The Healing Power of Positive Thinking (Positive Energy) and tagged my symphony, poem, poetry, William Ellery Channing, words to live by. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.
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