Author: Nike (---.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-14-06 12:24
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Henry David Thoreau
Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not
only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of
mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have even lived
a more simple and meagre life than the poor.
Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits,
When I am sometime absent from thy heart,
Thy beauty, and thy years full well befits,
For still temptation follows where thou art.
Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won,
Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assail\'d;
And when a woman woos, what woman\'s son
Will sourly leave her till he have prevail\'d?
Ay me! but yet thou mightst my seat forbear,
And chide thy beauty and thy straying youth,
Who lead thee in their riot even there
Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth:--
Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee,
Thine by thy beauty being false to me.
Beauty in all things-no, we cannot hope for that; but some place set apart for it. -Edna St. Vincent
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have
learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.