Author: Nike (---.126.254.80.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-25-06 16:37
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Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies. --R. W. Emerson100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.
- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, In Death
No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change:
Thy pyramids built up with newer might
To me are nothing novel, nothing strange;
They are but dressings of a former sight.
Our dates are brief, and therefore we admire
What thou dost foist upon us that is old;
And rather make them born to our desire
Than think that we before have heard them told.
Thy registers and thee I both defy,
Not wondering at the present nor the past,
For thy records and what we see doth lie,
Made more or less by thy continual haste.
This I do vow and this shall ever be;
I will be true despite thy scythe and thee.
I don\'t believe in pessimism. If something doesn\'t come up the way you
want, forge ahead. If you think it\'s going to rain, it will.