Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Meet Them Ever Alike

Blacksmith anvil and hammerFor all your days be prepared,
And meet them ever alike:
When you are the anvil, bear -
When you are the hammer, strike.

-- Edwin Markham (23 April 1852 - 7 March 1940), American poet, Preparedness, from Gates of Paradise and Other Poems (1920)

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