Monday, September 28, 2009

Quote of the Week--Stevenson


"Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."

-Robert Louis Stevenson
Thanks to Laurel, who posted this quote for me to discover on her blog Happy at Home.

6 comments:

Pom Pom said...

I love it. . . plain, common work.

Jeannette said...

Mark, too tired to make his own comments says, give Gretchen a comment for me "I must be doing the sweetest work on the planet."
He is tired...

margaret said...

Stevenson is from my hometown, he said it was a wonderful place to be buried but an awful place to live. With winter setting in I remember him every year.

This quote reminds me of verses from a poem (hymn too) by the Anglican priest, John Keble, "We need not bid, for cloistered cell,
Our neighbor and our words farewell,
Nor strive to find ourselves too high
For sinful man beneath the sky.

The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask;
Room to deny ourselves, a road
To bring us daily nearer God."

Gumbo Lily said...

I always think this after I've been away from home or have been ill and unable to do even the simplest household chores. Great quote. I'm copying it into my Book of Favorites.

jody

Gretchen Joanna said...

Margaret, thank you for the good verses, which I will save and read again, reminders of what are true blessings.

Gretchen Joanna said...

Margaret, can you tell me the title of the whole poem you quoted?