Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-11-06 08:19
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We must reject the idea that every time a law\'s broken, society is guilty
rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept
that each individual is accountable for his actions.
We should comport ourselves with the masterpieces of art as with
exalted personages -- stand quietly before them and wait until they speak
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time\'s waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death\'s dateless night,
And weep afresh love\'s long since cancell\'d woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish\'d sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o\'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restor\'d and sorrows end.
Well, I learned a lot... I went down to Latin America to find out from
them and (learn) their views. You\'d be surprised. They\'re all individual