Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort. (Sir Humphry Davy).
Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies; Life's a short summer—man a flower—He dies—alas! how soon he dies!
I slept and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.
(Ellen Sturgis Hooper).