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IF INSTEAD OF A GEM, OR EVEN A FLOWER, WE
COULD CAST THE GIFT OF A LOVELY THOUGHT INTO
When I consider what some books have done for the world, and what they are doing, how they keep up our hope, awaken new courage and faith, soothe pain, give an ideal life to those whose hours are cold and hard, bind together distant ages and foreign lands, create new worlds of beauty, bring down truth from heaven; I give eternal blessings for this gift, and thank God for books. -James Freeman Clarke.
They are never alone that are accompanied by noble thoughts. -Sir Philip Sidney.
Take care that the divinity within you has a creditable charge to preside over.
If you want your neighbor to know what the Christ spirit will do for him, let him see what it has done for you. -Henry Ward Beecher.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I cannot reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. -Louisa May Alcott.
"Let us fill urns with rose-leaves in our May, And hive the thrifty sweetness for December."
Hearts only thrive on varied good;
Of friendly hearts his daily food,
Is the best friend that we can boast.