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Never stay in forests nor love the hind
More than you love mankind, nor lose your kind
Regard for health untrammeled, robust bones,
Nor cloak a sickly weariness in ghosts
Of piety, of corpses that endear
Themselves to men because they are not real,
Be greater than your thoughts, and from that sphere
Regard the ant, the dove, the man, the deer.
Yaacov David Shulman