Take the gentle path.  -- George Herbert
Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own
backyard, if you will dig for them.  -- Russell H. Conwell
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There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.  By being happy we
sow anonymous benefits upon the world.  -- Robert Louis Stevenson
Year by year, the complexities of this world grow more bewildering and so each year we need all the
more to seek peace and comfort in the joyful simplicities. -- Woman's Home Companion, 1935
Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness...sometimes at that
moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice
were saying: "You are accepted."-- Paul Johannes Tillich
The woods were made for the hunters of dreams, the brooks for the fisher of sun;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game, the streams and the woods belong.
-- Sam Walter Foss
Let knowledge grow from more to more,
But let more reverence in us dwell;
That mind and soul, according well,
May make one music as before.
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The body must be nourished, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We're spiritually
starved in this culture -- not underfed, but undernourished.  -- Carol Horning
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How to be happy when you are miserable:  Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and
mignonette, and bed out the petunias among the sweet peas so that they shall scent each
other.  See the sweet peas coming up.  Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup
of a colour between apricot and pink.  -- Rumer Goddes
Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The wise lead quiet lives.  -- Euripides
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the
soul than their simplicity might suggest.  -- Thomas Moore
Work is not always required . . . there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation
of which is now fearfully neglected.  -- George MacDonald
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The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the
secret anniversaries of the heart.  -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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What is your hobby?  All of us ought to have some interest in life, outside of the everyday
routine which composes our regular occupations.  -- The Mother's Magazine, 1915
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich
and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying
about are of no importance whatsoever.  -- Isak Dinesen
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look
fear in the face...you must do the thing you are sure you cannot do.  -- Eleanor Roosevelt
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Quotes came from "Simple Abundance: A Daybook
Comfort and Joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach