Saturday, November 21, 2009

Something out of Oedipus the King, Part 1

But to condemn me like this, on mere suspicion,
Without any evidence! I can’t endure that!
It is unjust to condemn people with no good reason.
If mere supposition, unsupported,
Is all your evidence, you can call bad men honest
And decent citizens crooks and villains,
And justice will be done to none of them!
A reliable friend is a precious possession,
Worth a man’s life. Throw friendship away,
You destroy something living and irreplaceable.
The truth of this will emerge in time.
Time is the one incorruptible judge.
One minute is long enough to accuse a man.
To prove his innocence takes longer.


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