The Moran Library in the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort is full of gems. I love the cover illustration of this book published in 1907 entitled "Toasts and After Dinner Stories." In preparation for your New Year's toasts, here are a few to consider from the book:
A sigh for the past;
We can love and remember,
And hope to the last;
And for all the base lies
That the almanacs hold,
While there’s love in the heart,
We can never grow old.
Here’s to Love; a thing so devine,
Description makes it but the less.
‘Tis what we feel, but cannot define -
‘Tis what we know, but cannot express.
Don’t worry about the future,
The present is all thou hast,
The future will soon be the present,
And the present will soon be the past.