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Affirmations & Quotations to Ponder

bullet"One must have chaos within oneself to give birth to a rising star."
- Neitzche
bullet"Stand still, you ever moving spheres of heaven,
That time may cease, and midnight never come."
- Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
bullet"Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun
bullet"Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master...."
- Joseph Conrad, A Personal Record
bullet"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
- Shakespeare, Hamlet, IV, v, 43
bullet"My candle burns at both ends,
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light;"
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
bullet"The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops, no, but the kind of man the country turns out."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude
bullet"The night may seem dark and cold, but the dawn could not begin without it."
- Anonymous
bullet"For my part, I think that a knowledge of the future would be a disadvantage"
- Cicero, De Devinatione

The Marriage Vow

I love you. I have always loved you.
I will marry you, as I love you and no other.
I make a gift of myself for you, to please you,
And I accept the gifts from your heart.

My joy is almost more than I can bear this day.
The heaven, earth, and moon...
The stars, and rivers, and mountains...
Stand silent witness to our promises.

Come walk with me, my love.
Stroll down life's path at my side, hand in hand...
Show me what you see.
Teach me what you know.
Love me for who I am and what I am meant to be,
As we become more of who we really are,
Together as one.