Monday, March 23, 2009

To engrave upon my heart

Be kind, for everyone you know is facing a great battle.—Philo of Alexandria

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; (1)
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, (2)
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus (3) rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton (4) blow his wreathed horn.
- William Wordsworth

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Live simply that others might simply live.
- Mahatma Gandhi

What is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
- Goethe

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

Just a few quotes that I wanted to collect into one place....these are driving forces in my life right now.

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