A Quote by William Shakespeare on music, sweetness, desire, love, repetition, and orsinio

That strain again! It had a dying fall:
O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more:
'Tis not so sweet as it was before.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Twelfht Night, Act 1: scene 1 - Orsinio, Duke Of Illyria.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on flower, beauty, sweetness, courage, purity, strength, and smell

So behave that the odor of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere, that when we behold or scent a flower, we may not be reminded how inconsistent your deeds are with it; for all odor is but one form of advertisement of a moral quality, and if fair actions had not been performed, the lily would not smell sweet. The foul slime stands for the sloth and vice of man, the decay of humanity; the fragrant flower that springs from it, for the purity and courage which are immortal.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on love, principles, god, and sweetness

Going forward, when you open your mouth to yell at somebody, you should know immediately that that is coming back to you. That is also self-love. Self-love is understanding the higher principles of a human life, the laws that we’re bound by and have to live within. I’ll tell you, there is self-forgiveness and there is self-acceptance. If you can work on these alone you will grow in love. You will have this love for yourself. Then the more God-work you do, naturally love for yourself will come because you begin to have such beautiful feelings inside you, such tenderness inside you, such compassion inside you, such sweetness that you say, “Yeah, I love me because I’m pretty lovable.”

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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