The true knowledge

ἀναγκαίως δ’ἔχει βίον θερίζειν ὥστε κάρπιμον στάχυν, καὶ τὸν μὲν εἴναι τὸν μή.

Life must be harvested like the ripe wheat; one person lives and another dies.

Euripides Hypsipye fragment

Or in the words of Oscar Wilde

Thou knowest all — I seek in vain

 What lands to till or sow with seed —

 The land is black with briar and weed,

Nor cares for falling tears or rain.

Thou knowest all — I sit and wait

 With blinded eyes and hands that fail,

 Till the last lifting of the veil,

And the first opening of the gate.

Thou knowest all — I cannot see.

 I trust I shall not live in vain,

 I know that we shall meet again,

In some divine eternity.

Oscar Wilde – the true knowledge

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