To Love Life Is

To love justice, to long for the right; to love mercy, to pity the suffering, to assist the weak, to forget wrongs and remember benefits; to love the truth, to be sincere, to utter honest words; to love liberty, to wage relentless war against slavery in all its forms; to love wife or husband, and child, and friend, to make a happy home; to love the beautiful in art, in nature, to cultivate the mind; to be familiar with some mighty thoughts that genius has expressed and noble deeds of all the world; to cultivate courage and cheerfulness, and to make others happy; to fill life with the splendor of generous acts, the warmth of loving words; to discard error, to destroy prejudice, to receive new truths with gladness; to cultivate hope to see the calm beyond the storm, the dawn beyond the night; to do the best that can be done and then to be resigned.

Robert G Ingersoll

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