Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,
[Prov 22:24 NET]
Hast thou named all the birds without a gun?
Loved the wild rose, and left it on the stalk?
At rich men’s tables eaten bread and pulse?
Unarmed faced danger with a heart of trust?
And loved so well a high behavior,
In man or maid, that thou from speech refrained,
Nobility more noble to repay?
O, be my friend and teach me to be thine!
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
What the superior man seeks is in himself;
What the small man seeks is in others.
~ Confucius ~
May I live for the pure and upright, and have the blessedness of a rejoicing heart. May I yearn for the secrets of nature. Grant that my life may not seek destruction, but tenderly find and protect life.