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Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

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Daemon wrote:
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Yes, to live is to act and it takes a lot of struggling and courage to reach your goals.
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Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
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Daemon wrote:
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

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Yeah. Though the courage of some politicians can entail not only fear but also terror and horror...
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Context from : Pharos and Pharillon

Poetry of C.P. Cavafy


PHARILLON

Such a poem has, even in a translation, a " distinguished " air. It is the work of an arast who is not interested in facile beauty. In the second example, though its subject-matter is pathetic, Cavafy stands equally aloof. The poem is broken into half-lines ; he is spelling out an epitaph on a young man who died in the month of Athyr, the ancient Egyptian November, and he would convey the obscurity, the poignancy, that sometimes arise together out of the past, entwined into a single ghost:

It is hard to read ... on the ancient stone. " Lord Jesus Christ "... I make out the word " Soul."

" In the month of Athyr . . . Lucius fell asleep." His age is mentioned ..." He lived years . . ."

The letters KZ show . . . that he fell asleep young. In the damaged part I see the words . . . " Him ... Alexandrian."

Then come three lines . . . much mutilated. But I can read a few words . . . perhaps " our tears " and " sorrows."

And again : " Tears "... and : " for us his friends mourning." I think Lucius . . . was much beloved.
In the month of Athyr . . . Lucius fell asleep . . .

Such a writer can never be popular. He flies both too slowly and too high. Whether subjective or objective, he is equally remote from the bustle of the moment, he will never compose either a Royalist or a Venizelist Hymn. He has the strength (and of course the limitations) of the recluse, who, though not afraid of the world, always stands at a slight angle to it, and, in conversation, he has sometimes devoted a sentence to this subject. Which is better the world or seclusion ? Cavafy, who has tried both, can't say. But so much is certain either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

He has the strength ( and of course the limitations) of the recluse, who, though not afraid of the world, always stands at a slight angle to it, and, in conversation, he has sometimes devoted a sentence to this subject. Which is better- The world or seclusion? Cavafy, who has tried both, can't say. But so much is certain either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

http://www.archive.org/stream/pharosandpharill030745mbp/pharosandpharill030745mbp_djvu.txt

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