Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Daily Dose

From On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, translated by W. E. Leonard


"For what we have at hand --
If therefore naught sweeter we have known --
That chiefly pleases and seems best of all;
But then some later, likely better, find
Destroys its worth, and changes our desires
Regarding good of yesterday."

From Beginnings of Civilisation -- 1009 - 1455

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