A Quote by Fra Giovanni Giocondo on friendship, future, gloom, heaven, joy, lies, love, peace, rest, present, and world

I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got, But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.

Giovanni Giocondo (1433 - 1515)

Source: Letter 1513 A.D.

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