Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-12-06 07:27
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I often think the night is more alive and more richly colored than
the day. Vincent Van Gogh
If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguil\'d,
Which labouring for invention bear amiss
The second burthen of a former child!
O! that record could with a backward look,
Even of five hundred courses of the sun,
Show me your image in some antique book,
Since mind at first in character was done!
That I might see what the old world could say
To this composed wonder of your frame;
Wh\'r we are mended, or wh\'r better they,
Or whether revolution be the same.
O! sure I am the wits of former days,
To subjects worse have given admiring praise.
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!
Henry David Thoreau
I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in
which these things would be by me unavoidable.