The right words, at the right time, guide us through life. They make us feel less alone.
I was talking to my friend Vanessa recently about writer's angst -- and the stress of sending my book draft out for initial reader reviews. The line that came to mind is from If by Rudyard Kipling:
"If all men count with you, but none too much."
You'll find the entire poem here. Bonus! Sir Michael Caine reciting it here.
It's beyond me how people can not love poetry ...