Wednesday, February 27, 2008

If we seek truth, we shall find beauty

Architect Moshe Safdie, at TED 2007 quoting a poem he wrote years ago (video - this is at the end)

Full text courtesy of stereopsis

He who seeks truth shall find beauty.
He who seeks beauty shall find vanity.
He who seeks order shall find gratification.
He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed.
He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self expression.
He who seeks self expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.
Arrogance is incompatible with nature.
Through nature, the nature of the universe, and the nature of man, we shall seek truth.
If we seek truth, we shall find beauty.