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

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