Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-24-06 10:44
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I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice. --Albert Einstein
Then let not winter\'s ragged hand deface,
In thee thy summer, ere thou be distill\'d:
Make sweet some vial; treasure thou some place
With beauty\'s treasure ere it be self-kill\'d.
That use is not forbidden usury,
Which happies those that pay the willing loan;
That\'s for thy self to breed another thee,
Or ten times happier, be it ten for one;
Ten times thy self were happier than thou art,
If ten of thine ten times refigur\'d thee:
Then what could death do if thou shouldst depart,
Leaving thee living in posterity?
Be not self-will\'d, for thou art much too fair
To be death\'s conquest and make worms thine heir.
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His
hand to this state, Indiana wouldn\'t be here. It\'d still be waiting for an
environmental impact statement.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one
end and no sense of responsibility at the other.