Library of Congress Model
U.S. Botanical Gardens
Several times a day, sit down and plan your actions for the next few hours. Ask yourself what impulse triggers may lie in your path and visualize yourself walking by them, nodding and smiling and saying, "No thank you."
(Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 158)
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 17 April)
To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson in The Little Book Of Virtues, 3 January)
3 January 2015