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Glee! The great storm is over!
 

Great Spirit, give to me a heaven not so large as yours but large enough for me.
[Heaven]
 

He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
 

He disposes Doom who hath suffered him.
[Adversity]
 

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.
[Hope]
 

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
[Nature]
 

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
 

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
 

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
 

I'm nobody, who are you?
 

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
[Helping Other People]
 

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
 

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
 

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
 

Love is anterior to life Posterior to death Initial of creation, and The exponent of breath.
[Life]
 

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
[Luck]
 

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
 

My friends are my estate.
[Forgiveness]
 

My only sketch, profile, of heaven is a large blue sky, and larger than the biggest I have seen in June-and in it are my friends-every one of them.
[Friendship]
 

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
[Self Acceptance]
 


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