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A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.

Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.

A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.