Monday, March 29, 2010

Thoreau Would Have Approved

BRONZE STATUE OF HENRY THOREAU OUTSIDE HIS CABIN
AT WALDEN POND, CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS, USA.

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
- By WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING

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 stars and buds, to babes and
sages, with open heart; await occasions,
hurry never... this is my symphony.

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5 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

That's a wonderful quote from Channing. It reminds me of Desiderata. My mother had both of these hanging in her kitchen when I grew up.

Alden Smith said...

Yes Dan, it is the way we should live the whole of our lives, but for me it has particular relevance at this, the beginning of my Autumn.

Katherine said...

Perfect. Lovely quote. How I try to live.

Alden Smith said...

Katherine, I try also, with varying success.

Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

This is a great thing and everyone wants to see the whole world and likes to move for a world tour as well. There is always a kind of excitement, fun, eagerness, quest, curiosity and wilderness especially in the age of youth, which is always known as the young and the restless. There are always a kind of an ultimate wish and a dream to see the beautiful universe of the sole creature and praise to its creativity to create and produce such a beautiful and amazing destinations in the world which are must to seen and indulge in the scenic beauty and attraction of these places for sure.