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The more I see
Of the Pekinee,
The more I am fond of people.
There is no such thing as a perfect house. (What one thinks of as perfection is merely what other people are living in.)
The saints differ from us in their exuberance, the excess of our human talents. Moderation is not their secret. It is in the wildness of their dreams, the desperate vitality of their ambitions, that they stand apart from ordinary people of good will.
Sin has always been an ugly word, but it has been made so in a new sense over the last half-century. It has been made not only ugly but passé. People are no longer sinful, they are only immature or underprivileged or frightened or, more particularly, sick.
Why's the resemblance, moral or mental,
Of children to people so coincidental?
So who can say — this is just between us —
That children and we are a common genus.
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It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
March 21, 1905
February 22, 1978
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