words to live by

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
listen to stars and buds, to babes, and 
sages, with open heart; await occasions, 
hurry never...this is my symphony. 

William Henry Channing
Do you have a favorite quote?


Kellie Collis said...

Hmmm not really but i adore the concept of refinement! x

Sian said...

This is one of my favourites. I've always loved it :)

sharyncarlson said...

I really love the quote you've shared here. It's one of my favorite. Another favorite is: "I will not die an unlived life, I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit." -Dawna Markova

Meghann said...

Beautiful. I've never read this one. This is my favorite quote:
"If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

The Scrappy Tree said...

I adore this quote! How beautiful

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