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Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. . . . Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

God gives to every man the virtue, temper, understanding, taste that lifts him into life, and lets him fall in just the niche he was ordained to fill.

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.

Growth is the only evidence of life.

He alone deserves liberty and life who daily must win them anew.

He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived, but lost. God is better than his promise if he takes from him a long lease, and gives him a free­hold of a better value.

He that embarks in the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many founder in their passage, while they lie waiting for the gale.

He that lives to live forever, never fears dying.

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

He who increases the endearments of life, increases at the same time the terrors of death.

Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

His saying was: live and let live.

How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy! In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time.

Hurried and worried until we're buried, and there's no curtain call, Life's a very funny proposition, after all.

I am convinced that there is no man that knows life well, and remembers all the incidents of his past existence, who would accept it again.

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoyng it.

I count all that part of my life lost which I spent not in communion with God, or in doing good.


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