Keep away from sharp swords
Don't go near a lovely woman.
A sharp sword too close will wound your hand;
Woman's beauty too close will wound your life!
The danger of the road is not in the distance;
Ten yards is far enough to break a wheel.
The peril of love is not in loving too often;
A single evening can leave its wound in the soul.
Meng Chiao "Impromptu " eighth century AD.
Love is all Greek to me
Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote)
It is the mission of each true knight...
His duty... nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
the unrightable wrong.
To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the
This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for
Without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause!
And I know, if
I'll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest.
the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of
To reach the unreachable stars!