I came across some very wise words by an 19th century American poet last night, and have decided to share them with you..
Read and take them in: Words of Wisdom by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.
Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.