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Date: 03-22-06 18:42
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If painting weren\'t so difficult, it wouldn\'t be fun.
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body\'s force,
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill;
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure,
All these I better in one general best.
Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments\' costs,
Of more delight than hawks and horses be;
And having thee, of all men\'s pride I boast:
Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away, and me most wretchcd make.
Henry David Thoreau
I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in
which these things would be by me unavoidable.
Government\'s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.