From Lists to Live By

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A "List to Live By" From William Henry Channing who was a Civil War Chaplain:

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 THE STARS and birds, to 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.

This list is from a book called Lists to Live By, compiled by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens, John Van Diest.

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