The mice voted to bell the cat.
- -- Aesop, (c.620-c. 560 B.C.)
I think I've reached that point... Or maybe it's just the early onset of Alzheimer's...
If I decide with my mind,
I am influenced by all kinds of thoughts that fight against one another.
If I try to decide with my eyes,
even though I see with love,
it is hard not to be influenced by what I actually see...
how people look,
and what they are doing.
If I decide with my heart,
my judgments are never harsh.
My heart takes into account the things that have hurt people...
what they have had to deal with just to stay sane and alive.
My heart thinks about fairness,
-- Fools Crow
-- Washington Irving
Ah Love! could you and I with Him conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
Would we not shatter it to bits -- and then
Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Quatrain XCIX, Fifth Edition (as rendered from the Persian by Edward FitzGerald)
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