Author: Mike (81.198.70.---)
Date: 01-20-06 17:51
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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
We should measure welfare\'s success by how many people leave welfare, not
by how many are added.
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast
for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars
Unlook\'d for joy in that I honour most.
Great princes\' favourites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun\'s eye,
And in themselves their pride lies buried,
For at a frown they in their glory die.
The painful warrior famoused for fight,
After a thousand victories once foil\'d,
Is from the book of honour razed quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toil\'d:
Then happy I, that love and am belov\'d,
Where I may not remove nor be remov\'d.