If there is light in soul, there will be beauty in a man.
If there is beauty in a man, there will be harmony in his/her home.
If there is harmony in his/her home, there will be calm in the country.
If there is calm in the country, there will be peace in the world.
- Chinese proverb
It may help to think of language as a great field of word plants. Whenever most people focus their attention on one subject, it´s like a great dose of fertilizer and rain on that portion of the field. Existing words grow and flower into new meanings. Nouns sprout verbs.
- Allan Metcalf (American linguist)
Hope is the thing
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune
Without the words
And never stops at all.
Have you got a brook in your little heart,
Where bashful flowers blow,
And blushing birds go down to drink,
And shadows tremble so ?
- Emily Dickinson ( Am.poet 1830 - 1886)
A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.