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by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1904

The SENSE of the world is short,—
Long and various the report,—
  To love and be beloved;
Men and gods have not outlearned it;
And, how oft soe’er they ’ve turned it,
  Not to be improved.

Published in The Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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