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  1. justlooking

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    Robespierre Said It Best

    "by sealing our work with our blood, we may see at least the bright dawn of universal happiness"

    [Edited by justlooking on 09-29-2001 at 12:13 PM]
  2. Troutman

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    Diameter of the Bomb

    Very timely. L'Shana t'ova.
  3. beep9

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    The Diameter of the Bomb

    Yehuda Amichai




    The diameter of the bomb was thirty centimeters


    and the diameter of its effective range about seven meters,


    with four dead and eleven wounded.


    And around these, in a larger circle


    of pain and time, two hospitals are scattered


    and one graveyard. But the young woman


    who was buried in the city she came from,


    at a distance of more than a hundred kilometers,


    enlarges the circle considerably,


    and the solitary man mourning her death


    at the distant shores of a country far across the sea


    includes the entire world in the circle.


    And I won’t even mention the crying of orphans


    that reaches up to the throne of God and


    beyond, making


    a circle with no end and no God.



    "The Diameter of the Bomb," from THE SELECTED POETRY OF YEHUDA AMICHAI, by Yehuda Amichai. Translated by Chana Bloch. English translation copyright 1986, 1996 by Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell.
  4. Walkin1

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    Yes, there is a quote for every occasion

    Unfortunately, we do need to understand, or at least absorb, what happens, and words are what we have.

    Here are some, from WB Yeats:

    I have met them at close of day
    Coming with vivid faces
    From counter or desk among grey
    Eighteenth-century houses.
    I have passed with a nod of the head
    Or polite meaningless words,
    Or have lingered awhile and said
    Polite meaningless words,
    And thought before I had done
    Of a mocking tale or a gibe
    To please a companion
    Around the fire at the club,
    Being certain that they and I
    But lived where motley is worn:
    All changed, changed utterly:
    A terrible beauty is born.
  5. jmcurry

    jmcurry The Insider

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    How about, "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem"? That defines our President's policy and clearly should demarcate on whose side each nation will be.
  6. Escort_King

    Escort_King Some day I will learn to post ISO's in the proper

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    The beauty of sayings

    There is always a quote for every occasion... unfortunately some occasions transcend a quote...
  7. Phantom

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    Even simpler, "the price of freedom is blood".
  8. eman

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    The tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of the patriots

    [Edited by eman on 09-26-2001 at 02:21 PM]