The lists here are from a book called: LISTS TO LIVE BY, 3RD Collection collected by Alice Gray, Steve Sttephens and John Van Diest.

SYMPHONY OF CONTENTMENT

TO LIVE CONTENT with small means,

TO SEEK ELEGANCE rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion,

TO BE WORTHY, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich,

TO STUDY HARD, think quietly, talk gently, act fankly,

TO LISTEN TO STARS and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart,

TO BEAR ALL cheerfully, do all braely, await occasions, hurry never,

IN A WORD to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through theh common,

THIS IS TO BE MY SYMPHONY.

Willing Henry Channing
Chaplain During the Civil War

Sheri Adams