by Cole Porter


Make it your motto day and night.


And it will lead you to the light.

The apple on the top of the tree

Is never too high to achieve,

So take an example from Eve,


Be curious,

Though interfering friends may frown.

Get furious

At each attempt to hold you down.

If this advice you'll only employ

The future can offer you infinite joy

And merriment,


And you'll see

Experiment by Cole Porter | If– by Joseph Rudyard Kipling | Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Translations by Gregory Hays. | Discourses of Epictetus. Translations by George Long.

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