Thou shalt not be on friendly terms
With guys in advertising firms,
Nor speak with such
As read the Bible for its prose,
Nor, above all, make love to those
Who wash too much.
Thou shalt not live within thy means
Nor on plain water and raw greens.
If thou must chooseBetween the chances,
choose the odd;
Read The New Yorker,
trust in God;
And take short views.
– W.H. Auden. 1946 Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Harvard