Author: chico (---.cable.ubr09.haye.blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: 07-06-05 17:57
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The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the
spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with
his friendship. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December\'s bareness everywhere!
And yet this time removed was summer\'s time;
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow\'d wombs after their lords\' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem\'d to me
But hope of orphans, and unfather\'d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute:
Or, if they sing, \'tis with so dull a cheer,
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter\'s near.
A man\'s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy,
education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would
indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of
punishment and hope of reward after death. --Albert Einstein
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically
the only excuse the government has for even existing.