"The object of a new year
~ G. K. Chesterton
lies in gathering the precious things out of each day
as it goes by.”
“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance
and none can say why some fields will blossom
lay brown beneath the August sun.
Care for those around you.
Look past your differences.
Their dreams are no less than yours,
no more easily made.
give in any way you can, of whatever you possess.
To give is to love.
To withhold is to wither.
Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared
your life will have meaning
your heart will have peace.”
"I like trees because
they seem more resigned to the way they have to live
than other things do."
~Willa Cather, 1913
"Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable
than a diamond."
~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605