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“Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.”
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
And here's a little part I'm just going to add in, because I really love it. :D
'No, he is not dead - it cannot be!' Princess Maria said to herself. She approached, and struggling with the terror that seized her pressed her lips to his cheek. But she instantly recoiled. In a flash all the deep tenderness she had been feeling for him vanished before the horrow and dread of what lay there on the bed before her. 'No, he is no more! He is no more, but here, in the place where he was, i s something unfamiliar and sinister, some fearful, terrifying and loathsome mystery!' And covering her face with her hands Princess Maria sank into the arms of the doctor, who held her up.
~ from War and Peace
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