Author: John (---.126.254.80.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-10-06 08:57
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Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don\'t mean to do harm. But
harm does not interest them.
T. S. Eliot
Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,
Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving:
O! but with mine compare thou thine own state,
And thou shalt find it merits not reproving;
Or, if it do, not from those lips of thine,
That have profan\'d their scarlet ornaments
And seal\'d false bonds of love as oft as mine,
Robb\'d others\' beds\' revenues of their rents.
Be it lawful I love thee, as thou lov\'st those
Whom thine eyes woo as mine importune thee:
Root pity in thy heart, that, when it grows,
Thy pity may deserve to pitied be.
If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide,
By self-example mayst thou be denied!
Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch
One of her feather\'d creatures broke away,
Sets down her babe, and makes all swift dispatch
In pursuit of the thing she would have stay;
Whilst her neglected child holds her in chase,
Cries to catch her whose busy care is bent
To follow that which flies before her face,
Not prizing her poor infant\'s discontent;
So runn\'st thou after that which flies from thee,
Whilst I thy babe chase thee afar behind;
But if thou catch thy hope, turn back to me,
And play the mother\'s part, kiss me, be kind;
So will I pray that thou mayst have thy \'Will,\'
If thou turn back and my loud crying still.
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can\'t
T. S. Eliot
You can tell alot about a fellow\'s character by his way of eating