Author: john (84.241.0.---)
Date: 12-15-05 06:46
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Henry David Thoreau
I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances
confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the
life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in
Business today consists in persuading crowds.
T. S. Eliot
Beauty deprived of its proper foils an adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of
all shadow ceases to be enjoyed as light.
-John Ruskin, Modern Painters (1843-60)
Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness;
Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport;
Both grace and faults are lov\'d of more and less:
Thou mak\'st faults graces that to thee resort.
As on the finger of a throned queen
The basest jewel will be well esteem\'d,
So are those errors that in thee are seen
To truths translated, and for true things deem\'d.
How many lambs might the stern wolf betray,
If like a lamb he could his looks translate!
How many gazers mightst thou lead away,
if thou wouldst use the strength of all thy state!
But do not so; I love thee in such sort,
As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.