Butterfly: (rainbow...flower...sunrise... )

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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today tomorrow will

be a dying. --- Robert Herrick 1591

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Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you sit down quietyly,

may alight upon you. --- Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804

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Let us not therefore go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like, buzzing here and there impatiently from a

knowledge of what is to be arrived at. But let us open out leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive:

budding patiently under the eye of Apollo and taking hints from every noble insect that favors us with a visit. ---

John Keats 1795

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The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. --- John Vance Cheney 1848

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Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for

those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Hours fly, flowers die, new days, new ways, pass by.

Love stays. --- Sundial Inscription

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When a small child… I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong. Happiness is like a butterfly which

appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. --- Anna Pavlova 1881

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Yes, in the poor man's garden grow far more than herbs and flowers -- kind thoughts, contentment, peace of

mind, and joy for weary hours. --- Mary Howitt 1799

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You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ---

Walter C Hagen 1892

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