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  •  Yeats famously wrote: (2+ / 0-)
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    cskendrick, Dragon5616

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst. Are full of passionate intensity.

    But he wrote it almost 100 years ago.

    Civilization is always dying and always flourishing.

    To trot out another literary cliche:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

    http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Benjamin%20Gross berg&page=1

    by claytonben on Sun May 16, 2010 at 05:06:12 PM PDT

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