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.”