"Let us forget such words,
and all they mean,
as Hatred, Bitterness and Rancor,
Greed, Intolerance, Bigotry.
Let us renew our faith
and pledge to Man,
his right to be Himself,
and free."
Edna St. Vincent Millay
(1892-1950) Poet and playwright (used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd), first woman to receive Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1928
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Pollyanna, how nice to meet you. NICE - adj. from Latin nescius, ignorant, from nescire, to be ignorant.
 -- Terry Berg, Occidental, CA     
    She definitely inhales. And she forgot envy, ambition, and perversion.
     -- David L. Rosenthal , Hollywood     
    How can you say "I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world" is such a great quote, but this peace and love quote is so bad?
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- Anonymous      
    What's wrong with this quote? It seems to have a good message.
     -- Anonymous     
    The poet here in terms of individual free will choice (“Let us”) ranges an alternative. She impassions a giving up of hatred, bitterness, rancor, greed, intolerance, bigotry and Rosenthal’s envy and perversion. She suggests a noble renewal of faith and an assurance to humanity that individual sovereignty, inalienable rights, liberty and a perception of man’s dignity be held sacrosanct. I for one, absolutely second the sentiment.

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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