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The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven; The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change. These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.

Franklin Benjamin


We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Franklin Benjamin


War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Franklin Benjamin


Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.

Franklin Benjamin


We should have a Vollyballocracy. We elect a six-pack of presidents. Each one serves until they screw up, at which point they rotate.

Franklin Benjamin


Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.

Franklin Benjamin


"She said, `I know you ... you cannot sing'. I said, `That's nothing, you should hear me play piano.'"

Franklin Benjamin


A man is known by the company he organizes.

Franklin Benjamin


Nothing, nothing, nothing, no error, no crime is so absolutely repugnant to God as everything which is official; and why? because the official is so impersonal and therefore the deepest insult which can be offered to a personality.

Franklin Benjamin


It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Franklin Benjamin





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A pretty foot is one of the greatest gifts of nature... please send me your last pair of shoes, already worn out in dancing... so I can have something of yours to press against my heart.
Goethe

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