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Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time's eye...
'Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.''
'Power without responsibility—the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.''
" The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart. "
" Cities and Thrones and Powers
Stand in Time's eye,
Almost as long as flowers,
Which daily die. "
~ Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet