Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-11-06 17:07
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People do not make wars; governments do.
Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative.
T. S. EliotBeware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration
has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end.--Ralph Waldo Emerson
O truant Muse what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth in beauty dy'd?
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
So dost thou too, and therein dignified.
Make answer Muse: wilt thou not haply say,
'Truth needs no colour, with his colour fix'd;
Beauty no pencil, beauty's truth to lay;
But best is best, if never intermix'd'?
Because he needs no praise, wilt thou be dumb?
Excuse not silence so, for't lies in thee
To make him much outlive a gilded tomb
And to be prais'd of ages yet to be.
Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how
To make him seem long hence as he shows now.