Saturday, February 09, 2008

The basic human truth....

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment".

Robert Frost

John F. Kennedy's Speech at Amherst College upon receiving an Honorary Degree on October 26, 1963