Beautiful thoughts

The great German Poet Goethe, was once asked by a friend what he would suggest as a daily exercise for spiritual betterment. He said:

“I would like to read a noble poem.

I would like to see a beautiful picture.

I would like to hear inspiring music.

I would like to meet a great soul.

And for my fellow man, I would like to say a few sensible words.”

Edna St. Vincent Millay:

“Long I have known a glory in it all

But never knew I this,

Here such a passion is

As stretcheth me apart. Lord, I do fear

Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year.”

According to the 19th century poet essayist James Russell Lowell, “there is more force in names than most men dream.”



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