The Path

Seek the art of truth with age,

Find its beauty and its bane.

In its change it is constant,

Fearing not death or decay.

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With truth excel and exalt,

Using both fate and freewill.

Walking in grace and grandeur,

Fearing not heaven and hell.

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Ignorance and idleness,

Wishes justice and judgement.

Amid knowledge and know-how,

Must one always live and learn.

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Beware of both money and might,

And place nature above nurture.

When occasion is opportune,

Find both politics and power.

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Learn quality and quantity,

Study reason and rhetoric.

In solitude and society,

Isolate veiled truth from tale.

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Unity and Universals,

Harmonize in virtue and vice,

To produce both wit and wisdom.

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Read Xenophon and Xenophanes,

To know that in youth produce yield,

Seek the zenith of truth with zeal.

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