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Found on Google+ on 9-11-15. Jonathan Usher.

Found on Google+ on 9-11-15. Jonathan Usher.

Greatly Begin!

Greatly begin! though thou have time

But for a line, be that sublime–

Not failure, but low aim is crime.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

Found on Google+ on 8-27-15. By Andrzej Olchawa Photography.

Found on Google+ on 8-27-15. By Andrzej Olchawa Photography.

Two Temples.

A builder builded a temple,

He wrought it with grace and skill;

Pillars and grains and arches

All fashioned to work his will.

Men said, as they saw its beauty,

“It shall never know decay.

Great is thy skill, O builder:

Thy fame shall endure for aye.”

A Mother builded a temple

With loving and infinite care,

Planning each arch with patience,

Laying each stone with prayer.

None praised her unceasing efforts,

None knew of her wondrous plan;

For the temple the Mother builded

Was unseen by the eyes of man.

Gone is the builder’s temple,

Crumbled into the dust;

Low lies each stately pillar,

Food for consuming rust.

But the temple the Mother builded

Will last as the ages roll,

For that beautiful unseen temple

Was a child’s immortal soul.

HATTIE VOSE HALL

“When I was in elementary school, my head was filled with lofty ideas. I was more interested in psychology and philosophy than I was in jumping rope.”

Yu/stan/kema

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