“It is life near the bone where it is sweetest. You are defended from being a trifler. No man loses ever on a lower level by magnanimity on a higher. Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul”

-Henry David Thoreau

“Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.”

-Ralph Emerson

“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remind forever a harmonious conception of memory”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald