I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
“It is to the credit of human nature that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlett Letter
“What am I to do? I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good work, therefore, any kindness, or any service I can render to any soul or animal, let me do it now. Let me not neglect or defer it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Old Quaker saying
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”