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Lucy Larcom —
born on March 05, 1824,
died on April 17, 1893
Lucy Larcom was an American poet and author... (wikipedia)
What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
From the first opening of our eyes, it is the light that attracts us. We clutch aimlessly with our baby fingers at the gossamer-motes in the sunbeam, and we die reaching out after an ineffable blending of earthly and heavenly beauty which we shall never fully comprehend.
If the world's a veil of tears, Smile till rainbows span it.
The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character.