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WILLIAM HENRY CHANNING'S SYMPHONY The thought - To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common this is my symphony. William Henry Channino. To live content with small means. This means to realize to the full the possibilities of life. Contentment means absence of worry. It is only when free from worry that the brain can act normally, up to its highest standard. The man content with small means does his best work, devotes his energies to that which is worth while, and not to acquiring that which has no value. To seek elegance rather than luxury. The difference between elegance and luxury is the difference between the thin, graceful deer, browsing on the scanty but sufficient forest pasture, and the fat swine revelling in plentiful garbage. Refinement rather than fashion. The difference between refinement and fashionWM. HENBY CHANNING'S SYMPHONY is the difference between brains and clothing, the difference between an Emerson or a Huxley and a Beau Brummel or other worthless but elaborately decked carcass. To be worthy, not respectable. In other words, to be like Henry George, and not like the owner of a trust. Wealthy, not rich. The man who has a good wife and good children, enough to take care of them, but not enough to spoil them, is wealthy. He is happier than the man who is rich enough to be worried, rich enough to make it certainthat his children will be ruined by extravagance, and perhaps...