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Why are the rivers and seas said to be the Lords of the waters?
Because they afford the common level
And so become Lords of the waters.

The common people love a sound person
Because such a person does not talk above their level,
Because, although they are leading,
Their leadership follows the people,
Imposing no weight on them.

And they, in turn, because this person impedes no one,
they find it easy and natural to yield, content.

People never tire of anyone
Who is not bent upon comparison.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27