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 by Kahlil Gibran** by Kahlil Gibran**
  
-Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.+Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.\\  
 +It was but yesterday we met in a dream.\\  
 +You have sung to me in my aloneness,​\\  
 +and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky.\\  
 +But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over,\\  
 +and it is no longer dawn.\\ ​
  
-It was but yesterday we met in a dream. +The noontide is upon us and our half-waking has turned to fuller day,\\  
- +and we must part.\\  
-You have sung to me in my aloneness,​ +If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more,\\  
- +we shall speak again together and\\  
-and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky. +you shall sing to me a deeper song.\\  
- +And if our hands should meet in another dream\\  
-But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over, +we shall build another tower in the sky.\\ 
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-and it is no longer dawn. +
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-The noontide is upon us and our half-waking has turned to fuller day, +
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-and we must part. +
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-If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, +
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-we shall speak again together and +
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-you shall sing to me a deeper song. +
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-And if our hands should meet in another dream +
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-we shall build another tower in the sky.+
  
  
 **Sow A Thought.** **Sow A Thought.**
  
-Sow a thought, and you reap an act; +Sow a thought, and you reap an act;\\  
- +Sow an act, and you reap a habit;\\  
-Sow an act, and you reap a habit; +Sow a habit, and you reap a character;\\  
- +Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.\\ 
-Sow a habit, and you reap a character; +
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-Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.+
  
 Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904) Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904)
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 **For Want of a Nail.** **For Want of a Nail.**
  
-For want of a nail the shoe was lost. +For want of a nail the shoe was lost.\\  
- +For want of a shoe the horse was lost.\\  
-For want of a shoe the horse was lost. +For want of a horse the rider was lost.\\  
- +For want of a rider the message was lost.\\  
-For want of a horse the rider was lost. +For want of a message the battle was lost.\\  
- +For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.\\ 
-For want of a rider the message was lost. +
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-For want of a message the battle was lost. +
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-For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. +
 And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
  
 "For Want of a Nail" is a proverb, having numerous variations over several centuries, reminding that seemingly unimportant acts or omissions can have grave and unforeseen consequences. "For Want of a Nail" is a proverb, having numerous variations over several centuries, reminding that seemingly unimportant acts or omissions can have grave and unforeseen consequences.
 The proverb has come down in many variations over the centuries. It describes a situation in which a failure to anticipate or correct some initially small dysfunction leads by successively more critical stages to an egregious outcome. The proverb has come down in many variations over the centuries. It describes a situation in which a failure to anticipate or correct some initially small dysfunction leads by successively more critical stages to an egregious outcome.
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