Beauty Without Vanity

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,

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Friendship without envy,

Or beauty without vanity?

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Here, where grace is served with muscle

And strength by gentleness confined

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He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.

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There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.

There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.

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~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954

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