Author: German (81.198.70.---)
Date: 02-04-06 14:03
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Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn\'t
pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for,
protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmear\'d with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword, nor war\'s quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
\'Gainst death, and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lovers\' eyes.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
W. H. Auden