Today’s Quote on Laughter

“A day without laughter is a day wasted. ”

—Charlie Chaplin

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Today’s Quote by Paulo Coelho on Courage

If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.

Paulo Coelho

Today’s Quote is all about Courage

“Come to the edge.’ ‘We can’t. We’re afraid.’ ‘Come to the edge.’ ‘We can’t. We will fall!’ ‘Come to the edge.’ And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.”

Guillaume Apollinaire

Love’s Living Flame ~ Poem by St. John of the Cross

Love’s Living Flame

O Love’s living flame,
Tenderly you wound
My soul’s deepest center!
Since you no longer evade me,
Will you, please, at last conclude:
Rend the veil of this sweet encounter!

O cautery so tender!
O pampered wound!
O soft hand! O touch so delicately strange,
Tasting of eternal life
And canceling all debts!
Killing, death into life you change!

O lamps of fiery lure,
In whose shining transparence
The deep cavern of the senses,
Blind and obscure,
Warmth and light, with strange flares,
Gives with the lover’s caresses!

How tame and loving
Your memory rises in my breast,
Where secretly only you live,
And in your fragrant breathing,
Full of goodness and grace,
How delicately in love you make me feel!

Today’s Quote on Not Quitting by Richelieu

Fail!—Fail?
In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word
As—fail!

Richelieu.

Today’s Quote on The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life comes to us mostly in great revealing flashes and intense emotions.

—Dean Farrar.