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A realm is governed by ordinary acts,
A battle is governed by extraordinary acts,
The world is governed by no acts at all.

And how do I know this? This is how:

Act after act prohibits
Everything but poverty,
Weapon after weapon conquers
Everything but chaos,
Business after business provides
A craze of waste,
Law after law breeds
A multitude of thieves.

Therefore, a sensible person says:
If I keep from meddling with people, they take care of themselves.
If I keep from commanding people, they behave themselves.
If I keep from preaching at people, they improve themselves.
If I keep from imposing on people, they become themselves.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27