From: Set your Style
18 February 2010
14 February 2010
"William Henry Channing's Symphony" by Arthur Brisbane
(an editorial from the Hearst Newspapers, ca. 1920)
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 listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING.