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Valeriu Butulescu

A derailed tram considers itself independent.

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Charles de Gaulle

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.

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Simone de Beauvoir

Science condemns itself to failure when, yielding to the infatuation of the serious, it aspires to attain being, to contain it, and to possess it; but it finds its truth if it considers itself as a free engagement
of thought in the given, aiming, at each discovery, not at fusion with the thing, but at the possibility of new discoveries; what the mind then projects is the concrete accomplishment of its freedom.

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The Ancient Town of Leith

Ancient town of Leith, most wonderful to be seen,
With your many handsome buildings, and lovely links so green,
And the first buildings I may mention are the Courthouse and Town Hall,
Also Trinity House, and the Sailors' Home of Call.

Then as for Leith Fort, it was erected in 1779, which is really grand,
And which is now the artillery headquarters in Bonnie Scotland;
And as for the Docks, they are magnificent to see,
They comprise five docks, two piers, 1,141 yards long respectively.

And there's steamboat communication with London and the North of Scotland,
And the fares are really cheap and the accommodation most grand;
Then there's many public works in Leith, such as flour mills,
And chemical works, where medicines are made for curing many ills.

Besides, there are sugar refineries and distilleries,
Also engineer works, saw-mills, rope-works, and breweries,
Where many of the inhabitants are daily employed,
And the wages they receive make their hearts feel overjoyed.

In past times Leith shared the fortunes of Edinboro',
Because if withstood nine months' siege, which caused them great sorrow;
They fought against the Protestants in 1559 and in '60,
But they beat them back manfully and made them flee.

Then there's Bailie Gibson's fish shop, most elegant to be seen,
And the fish he sells there are, beautiful and clean;
And for himself, he is a very good man,
And to deny it there's few people can.

The suburban villas of Leith are elegant and grand,
With accommodation that might suit the greatest lady in the land;
And the air is pure and good for the people's health,
And health, I'm sure, is better by far than wealth.

The Links of Leith are beautiful for golfers to play,
After they have finished the toils of the day;
It is good for their health to play at golf there,
On that very beautiful green, and breathe the pure air.

The old town of Leith is situated at the junction of the River of Leith,
Which springs from the land of heather and heath;
And no part in the Empire is growing so rapidly,
Which the inhabitants of Leith are right glad to see.

And Leith in every way is in itself independent,
And has been too busy to attend to its own adornment;
But I venture to say and also mention
That the authorities to the town will pay more attention.

Ancient town of Leith, I must now conclude my muse,
And to write in praise of thee my pen does not refuse,
Because the inhabitants to me have been very kind,
And I'm sure more generous people would be hard to find.

They are very affable in temper and void of pride,
And I hope God will always for them provide;
May He shower His blessings upon them by land and sea,
Because they have always been very kind to me.

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But The World Itself

no one can save the world
but the world itself.

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Valeriu Butulescu

The tram that has run off the rails thinks it is independent.

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The City Itself

The city placed itself with light tonight,
I cause the cars to swerve and be alright.

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I have always thought that Israel, as an independent and sovereign nation, had a right to defend itself.

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Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.

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Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system.

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The Poem As Subject Of Itself

THE POEM AS SUBJECT OF ITSELF

The poem as subject of itself
Makes a mockery of everything else –

How small the world
We confine and create
When only other poets
Read the poems we make.

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I knew nothing about the independent film industry. I didn't know much about the industry itself. All I knew was how to watch movies, how to enjoy them, how to hate them, how not to like them.

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It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself, to recognise what belongs within its domain. In those cases where it relies upon psychology, it will do so indirectly, remaining independent.

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Emily Dickinson

Light is sufficient to itself

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Light is sufficient to itself
If Others want to see
It can be had on Window Panes
Some Hours in the Day.

But not for Compensation—
It holds as large a Glow
To Squirrel in the Himmaleh
Precisely, as to you.

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I Don't Know If I Heard The Thing Itself

I don't know if I heard the thing itself,
Or perhaps the idea of the thing-
I do know
It ceased to be,
as all things cease to be-
Even the wind will die one day,
And our Earth have no one to sing songs of lament for it.

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Emily Dickinson

The Soul unto itself (683)

The Soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend --
Or the most agonizing Spy --
An Enemy -- could send --

Secure against its own --
No treason it can fear --
Itself -- its Sovereign -- of itself
The Soul should stand in Awe --

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Afraid of Fear Itself

Left alone
Afraid of fear itself
Grief that washed over me
Like a tidal wave of epic proportions.
I cried at night
Wishing and waiting
For something that would never come.
You left me alone
Afraid of fear itself.
What can you say to me now?

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Media Independent Versus Mammon Tabloids

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images radiant in light

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on scenes America fulfills
great contemporary

need is media independent
great comfort necessary
for all citizens who cannot
help defend themselves

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Left To Speak For Itself

The beauty that comes to validate,
One's life lived to do good deeds...
Is to prove one's life lived,
Has not been done selfishly.
With the evidence of this,
Left to speak for itself.
Regardless of what another has,
Prioritized on their agenda.

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Can water drink itself?

Can water drink itself?
Can a tree taste its own fruit?
The worshiper of God must
remain distinct from Him.

Only thus will he come to
know God's joyful love.
But if he were to say that God
and he are one,
that joy and love would
vanish instantly.

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A Poem Does Not Know Itself

A POEM DOES NOT KNOW ITSELF
A POEM DOES NOT KNOW ITSELF

A poem does not know itself
It is written from a mind not its own
It says what it does
And is what it is
Without being able to ask itself
Why it should live.

A poem is more than all it means
A poem is real when it seems.

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