Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Price of Glory

Ambition seeks where glory lies, forever in a state of discontent
Until a blind euphoric pedestal has been sought,
Bound and gagged, tied and strung.
One more trophy, one more medal to win,    
For all that glitters are diamond and gold.
Whatever the cost, although much too high
In the end, would be worth it even for one moment of glory?

(Is it?)

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We must never permit the voice of humanity
within us to be silenced. It is Man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him a Man.

--Albert Schweitzer

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

--Viktor E. Frankl