God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor