Beauty is as summer-fruits, which are easy to corrupt, and cannot last.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
Anyone happy in this age and place Is daft or corrupt. Better to abdicate From a material and spiritual terrain Fit only for barbarians.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
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