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February 22, 2005

To Live Content

"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 listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony."

--William Henry Channing


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Not really a comment... your for Le Sabot Post-Moderne under UkrBloggers points back to you. Should be "http://www.postmodernclog.com/"

:)

Posted by: Crazy Diamond at February 22, 2005 10:52 PM

This is lovely. I'm putting it in my quote book.
Thank you for all the beautiful little things you put on your blog. I look forward to them.

Posted by: sparrow at February 23, 2005 12:21 AM

That is a great quote - thanks for sharing it!

Posted by: Andrea at February 23, 2005 04:09 PM

This is such a beautiful reminder; thank you for posting it! What's the source, is there a full book?

Posted by: Ashley Hales at February 23, 2005 04:13 PM

I absolutely love that quote!

It is a keeper!

I may have to put it somewhere on my blog for good.

Posted by: Miz Booshay at February 24, 2005 10:35 PM

CD--thanks! Fixed it.


I have this quote in my daytimer, next to the extras from when we had passport photos taken of the family. They are my smile and be happy reminders.

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 24, 2005 11:13 PM

Oh, this is my symphony, too! I am adding this one to my quotebook and my blog.

Posted by: ~Leann at February 25, 2005 11:14 PM

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