Poems and Prose
You cannot pound an idea into the human mind.
An idea is a flower.
You can shake its perfume on the air,
but that requires no bluster.
An idea is a jewel.
You can twirl it before the people,
that the light of every facet may fall upon their eyes,
but that requires no muscle.
If you want to get a great truth into the human heart,
tip it with a gentle tone.
Charles E. Jefferson