Friday, December 31, 2004

William Ellery Channing

Jade recently shared William Ellery Channing's quote. Here's some food for thought.

I will seek elegance rather than luxury, refinement rather than fashion.
I will seek to be worthy more than respectable, wealthy and not rich.
I will study (work) harder, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.
I will listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with an open heart.
I will bear all things cheerfully, do all things bravely await occasions and hurry never. In a word I will let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.

- William Ellery Channing