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以薄财而知足常乐,求精致典雅而非坐享奢华,求精益求精而非随波逐流,求卓越不凡而非万众仰慕,求丰富充盈而非腰缠万贯。畅快地承担一切,勇往直前,静待机遇,决不匆遽。换言之,让心灵于人世之常,自然生长,奏出和美乐章。

— William Henry Channing

"To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy not respectable, and wealthy not rich. To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony."

— William Henry Channing