Thursday, October 24, 2013

#1217 The circle of the moon

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils,light in your eyes,flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.~ Henry Ward Beecher

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.  ~George Washington Carver

Many ingenious lovely things are gone
That seemed sheer miracle to the multitude,
protected from the circle of the moon
that pitches common things about.~  William Butler Yeats

Quotes about common things

- To what extent do you engage in wishful thinking?
- What common things bring you happiness?
- What common things can you do well?