Author: c roberts (---.dyn.sprint-hsd.net)
Date: 01-24-05 22:05
The former post was removed because it was off topic, and thus a violation of our Great Books & Classics spirit. We are migrating to
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href=http://jollyrogerwest.com>jollyrogerwest.com Great Books forums,
and booksliterature.com Great Books forums. These are Great Books sites, and we prefer posts along the following
Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend
Upon thy self thy beauty\'s legacy?
Nature\'s bequest gives nothing, but doth lend,
And being frank she lends to those are free:
Then, beauteous niggard, why dost thou abuse
The bounteous largess given thee to give?
Profitless usurer, why dost thou use
So great a sum of sums, yet canst not live?
For having traffic with thy self alone,
Thou of thy self thy sweet self dost deceive:
Then how when nature calls thee to be gone,
What acceptable audit canst thou leave?
Thy unused beauty must be tombed with thee,
Which, used, lives th\' executor to be.
Insight: St. Augustine Quotes
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast
compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
We can\'t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.