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«Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.»
«I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.»
Author: Jack London
, burn out
, drying up
, dry rot
, Of Man
, our planet
, out in
«The imperial ensign, which, full high advanced, / Shone like a meteor, streaming to the wind.»
«Great men are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted»
«Men of genius are meteors intended to burn to light their century.»