Mary Gardiner Brainard Quote
Not knowing (1869).
“That which we look on with unselfish love
And true humility is surely ours,
Even as a lake looks at the stars above
And makes within itself a heaven of stars.”
―Mary Gardiner Brainard
Ownership, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 120, 1982, p. 174