Quotes March 26, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin
“For the love of God and my sisters (so charitable toward me) I take care to appear happy and especially to be so.”
St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul
“Overmuch prosperity if all else fails will hit on the instruments of its own destruction.”
Seneca, Notes from a Stoic
“In your first few hours in a new place, while you’re still dazed, before you can even really believe you’ve arrived, you see it more vividly and clearly than you ever will again.”
Michael Frayn, Sweet Dreams
“They change their sky, not their soul, who rush across the sea.”
“One does not ‘find oneself’ by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning through some discipline or routine (even the routine of making beds) who one is and wants to be.”
May Sarton, The House by the Sea
“All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle.”
Samuel Johnson, as quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson
“It is well to fly towards the light, even where there may be some fluttering and bruising of wings against the windowpanes, is it not?”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, letter
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To create a little flower is the labour of ages.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
“It makes me happy to encounter goodness, love of work, humane intelligence, and people no matter at what kind of job, be it ever so humble, or ever so exalted, who do it well and con amore.”
Bernard Berenson
“Perhaps this sounds very simple, but simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the greatest discipline to be simple, and the acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook upon life.”
C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul