and then we wake,And hear the fruitful stream lapsing alongTwixt villages, and think how we shall takeOur own calm journey on for human sake.
Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.Richard Arthur Warren Hughes
Political society wants things simple. Political scientists know them to be complex... One could argue that, in part, the leftist impulse is so conspicuous among the educated and well-to-do precisely because they are exposed to more information, and are accordingly forced to choose between living with the strains of complexity, or lapsing into simplism.Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Low stir of leaves and dip of oarsAnd lapsing waves on quiet shores.john greenleaf whittier