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William Shakespeare :
Tired with all these, for restful death I cry, As, to behold desert a beggar born, And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity, And purest faith unhappily forsworn, And gilded honour shamefully misplac'd, And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted, And right perfection wrongfully disgrac'd, And strength by limping sway disabled, And art made tongue-tied by authority, And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill, And simple truth miscall'd simplicity, And captive good attending captain ill: Tir'd with all these, from these would I be gone, Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. Tired with all these, for restful death I cry (l. 1-14). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.]
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Brian Johnston :
Thoughts on terrorism. Conversations with Abekah Emmanuel... I can suggest some themes that I feel are relevant, in math we distinguish between things that are necessary to prove something is true and things that are sufficient to prove something is true. It is a nice way to organize your thoughts and lends force to your arguments... I think that man's drive to simplify his life in the face of incredible complexity is something we all feel and strive for. But when we make simplicity our God this gives rise to the potential for incredible evil. One of man's greatest tools in his desire for a simple life is the concept of putting things into categories. I am tempted to say that this concept really almost defines for me what it means to be human, it's not 'I think therefore I am' so much as it is 'I categorize, and this makes me human.' Friends, Enemies, Meat is good, Vegetables are bad, etc. What contributes to a man becoming a terrorist I suspect is a lack of respect or perhaps an educational blind spot. He cannot allow complexity to exist without feeling overwhelmed. It takes a real man, a mature man, not an anxious child, to get that variety is a gift from God and not a threat to the wisdom of our ancestors. If the modern world threatens our religion or our respect for our ancestors, surely that most likely that means our own understanding of our religion or of our ancestors is defective. Most people hate terrorists I suspect for their lack of focus, like in this country where blacks are overwhelmingly killed by other blacks, not whites, even though disadvantaged minority rage thinks it is rage against the advantaged majority, it is to some extent at least a form of self hatred. The minority secretly hates their own ancestors for leaving them in the position that they find themselves in. Terrorism is, I suspect, only a very small threat to the US and brings a lot more grief to the country that hosts the terrorist. The problem it presents America is that our nuclear weapons are largely ineffective against it. Who do you retaliate against? It seems that drones will continue to be a large part of America's answer. A political enemy once identified can be fairly easily eliminated today at least. No amount of personal body guards can protect you against drone attack and since few people are injured when compared to a real war, not many people care when a known terrorist is killed for it means that the terrorist will wind up killing fewer of his own people. The only real way to address evil in the world is make sure that you yourself are not part of it. Terrorism shames the people whose disadvantages it attempts to address, and so it seems to me a dead end strategy.
[Culled from FaceBook conversations. All ideas expressed here the thoughts of a 72 year old, white, Christian, Democratic American male. I welcome comments, criticisms, and suggestions for improving the quality of the remarks.]
William Butler Yeats :
There'll be that crowd, that barbarous crowd, through all the centuries, And who can say but some young belle may walk and talk men wild Who is my beauty's equal, though that my heart denies, But not the exact likeness, the simplicity of a child, And that proud look as though she had gazed into the burning sun....
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "His Phoenix."]
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William Shakespeare :
I swear to thee by Cupid's strongest bow, By his best arrow with the golden head, By the simplicity of Venus' doves, By that which knitteth souls and prospers loves, ... By all the vows that ever men have broke (In number more than ever women spoke).
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hermia, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 1, l. 169-72, 175-6. Cupid used arrows of gold to cause love, and lead to repel it; doves were sacred to Venus, as symbolizing fidelity and freedom from deceit ("simplicity").]
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William Butler Yeats :
Were she to lose her love, because she had lost Her confidence in mine, or even lose Its first simplicity, love, voice and all, All my fine feathers would be plucked away And I left shivering.
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid."]
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Ben Jonson :
Give me a look, give me a face, That makes simplicity a grace; Robes loosely flowing, hair as free: Such sweet neglect more taketh me, Than all the adulteries of art; They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
[Ben Jonson (c. 1572-1637), British dramatist, poet. repr. In The Complete Plays, ed. G.A. Wilkes (1981). Song sung by Boy, in Epicene, or The Silent Woman, act 1, sc. 1 (performed 1609, published 1616).]
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Allen Tate :
Gentlemen, let's Forget the past, its related errors, coarseness Of parents, laxities, unrealities of principle Think of tomorrow. Make a firm postulate Of simplicity in desire and act....
[Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "The Meaning of Death."]
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Rohit Sapra :
Emotions are easy with only reality Simplicity of being simple Through a simple reality of many things Since, sentiments turn simple when confusions disappear As assurance increases through trust, even with sentiments These sentiments never go away, even though they remain as so simple.
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William Shakespeare :
I hate him for he is a Christian; But more, for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3, l. 42-5. On Antonio, his rival merchant; "low simplicity" can mean both modest or humble guilelessness, or base folly; "usance" means usury.]
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George Herbert :
Give me simplicity, that I may live, So live and like, that I may know Thy ways, Know them and practise them: then shall I give For this poor wreath, give Thee a crown of praise.
[George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. A Wreath (l. 9-12). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.]
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