Author: Karamasova (210.220.73.---)
Date: 06-30-03 09:14
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
Beauty itself doth of itself persuade / The eyes of men without an orator.
-Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece (1594)What seems to be proved may not be embraced; but what no one shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned.
C.S. LewisThe most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a
stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as
good as dead: his eyes are closed. --Albert Einstein
My love is as a fever longing still,
For that which longer nurseth the disease;
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
The uncertain sickly appetite to please.
My reason, the physician to my love,
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
Desire is death, which physic did except.
Past cure I am, now Reason is past care,
And frantic-mad with evermore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen\'s are,
At random from the truth vainly express\'d;
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.