The beauty of life …

A couple of simple quotes to live by as we embrace the gift of yet another new year — as far as I know, it never hurts aspiring to an ideal:
“The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you.”

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“Often the best friend a person has is not comfort, but the challenge of antagonistic environment to awaken their slumbering soul.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of land which is given to him to till.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson