HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

April 7, 2008
Wisdom from Polonius

April


T.S. Eliot

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.


Hal Borland

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.


Barbara Tuchman

In April 1917 the illusion of isolation was destroyed, America came to the end of innocence, and of the exuberant freedom of bachelor independence. That the responsibilities of world power have not made us happier is no surprise. To help ourselves manage them, we have replaced the illusion of isolation with a new illusion of omnipotence.


William Shakespeare

The April’s in her eyes, it is love’s spring,
And these the showers to bring it on.


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