What lies behind us and what before

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, originally published anonymously; commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreauquoteinvestigator.com/2011/01/11/what-lies-within, walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page, also sometimes worded as what lies ahead of us … what lives within us. (Thanks, Garson O’Toole and walden.org!)

So you plant your own garden and

[S]o you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers…. ~Veronica Shoffstall, “After a While,” as posted in Dear Abbysome sources have “so plant your own garden” and “decorate your own soul” by Veronica A. Shoffstall, 1971, and some call it “Comes the Dawn”