“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."