Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.Moscow.dial.rol.ru)
Date: 02-06-06 14:30
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Our passions are not too strong, they are too weak. We are far too easily pleased.
- C.S. Lewis, In Humanity
Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars
Unlook'd for joy in that I honour most.
Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun's eye,
And in themselves their pride lies buried,
For at a frown they in their glory die.
The painful warrior famoused for fight,
After a thousand victories once foil'd,
Is from the book of honour razed quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toil'd:
Then happy I, that love and am belov'd,
Where I may not remove nor be remov'd.
It is best, it seems to me, to separate one's inner striving from one's
trade as far as possible. It is not good when one's daily break is tied to
God's special blessing. -- Albert EinsteinThough argument does not create conviction, lack of it destroys belief. C.S. Lewis