Monday, November 24, 2008

Aim Of Life

Speech one may regret,
Silence no sorrow begets,
Humility be born before honour,
Soft answer turns wrath's corner. [2.12]

Man but be lost in wishes,
Of wealth, fame and riches,
This airy castle he stitches,
With logic that are his ditches. [2.20]

Richness and fat does need,
In logic clever fine deeds,
But paunches never do breed,
Fine thoughts or sublime seeds. [2.22]

A dog to vomit does turn,
A fool to folly returns,
The wise err but learn,
Gaining from each burn. [2.29]

Hypocrisy a homage is true,
That vice pays to virtue,
Be man himself so true,
That no false does he brew. [2.33]

Extracts from `Aim of Life'

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