All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
__T. E. Lawrence
All men dream: but not equally, Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.
__T. E. Lawrence -Seven Pillars of Wisdom
If I make the lashes dark; And the eyes more bright; And the lips more scarlet; Or ask if all be right; From mirror after mirror; No vanity's displayed:; I'm looking for the face I had; Before the world was made;
Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.
__George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog"