Author: nora (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 01-13-03 19:17
The former post was removed because it was off topic, and thus a violation of our Great Books & Classics spirit. We are migrating to
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and booksliterature.com Great Books forums. These are Great Books sites, and we prefer posts along the following
Thomas Jefferson once said, \'We should never judge a president by his age,
only by his works.\' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do. -- Ralph Waldo
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government
programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is
the nearest thing to eternal life we\'ll ever see on this earth!
O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses.
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer\'s breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo\'d, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths, are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall vade, by verse distills your truth.