Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-26-06 05:19
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Nothing lasts except beauty--and I shall create that.
-Thomas Wolfe, Letters to His Mother (1943)
Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear,
Thy dial how thy precious minutes waste;
These vacant leaves thy mind\'s imprint will bear,
And of this book, this learning mayst thou taste.
The wrinkles which thy glass will truly show
Of mouthed graves will give thee memory;
Thou by thy dial\'s shady stealth mayst know
Time\'s thievish progress to eternity.
Look! what thy memory cannot contain,
Commit to these waste blanks, and thou shalt find
Those children nursed, deliver\'d from thy brain,
To take a new acquaintance of thy mind.
These offices, so oft as thou wilt look,
Shall profit thee and much enrich thy book.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned
in school. --Albert Einstein
The United Sates has much to offer the third world war.