Oliver Herford, an American writer, artist and illustrator, the poem of Earth by him is short and kinda sad. It makes you think about more about life meaning. What you care about may be a tiny for other angle to evaluated.

Earth by Oliver Herford

If this little world tonight
Suddenly should fall through space
In a hissing headlong flight,
Shrivelling from off its face,
As it falls into the sun,
In an instant every trace
Of the little crawling things –
Ants, philosophers, and lice,
Cattle, cockroaches, and kings,
Beggars, millionaires, and mice,
Men and maggots all as one
As it falls into the sun….
Who can say but at the same
Instant from some planet far
A child may watch us and exclaim:
“See the pretty shooting star!”

“When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from.”

“If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs. ”

“Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.”

“What is my loftiest ambition? I’ve always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan.”

“Many are called but few get up. ”

“Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. ”

“A man is known by the silence he keeps. ”

“Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.”

“A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. ”

“A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even… without any hope of doing it well.”

“Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.”

“Age, like distance lends a double charm. ”

“Only the young die good.”

“The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven’t seen the joke yet. ”
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