5 Small Things

1.  There are pleasures for keeping as enjoying, — for using delicately, the zest lasting long, the more affluent when tasted with moderation and seldom.

Amos Alcott (Unitarian, educator, reformer, philosopher)

2. Mercy among the virtues is like the moon among the stars, — not so sparkling and vivid as many, but dispensing a calm radiance that hallows the whole. it is the bow that rests upon the bosom of the cloud when the storm is past. It is the light that hovers above the judgement-seat.

3.  If you would be happy, you must be good humored – and if you can’t be good humored, be as good humored as you can!

Henry Birdsall Soule (Universalist, author, clergy) quoted by Caroline Augusta Soule, Memoir of Rev. H. B. Soule (1852) p.52
4.  The foolishest book is a kind of leaky boat on a sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr) (Unitarian, author, editor, critic, physician)
5.  Those who trust us, educate us.
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (Unitarian, author)

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