Friday, August 03, 2007

from Rudyard Kipling's "Hymn of Breaking Strain"

The careful texts-books measure
  (Let all who build beware!)
The load, the shock, the pressure
  Material can bear.
So, when the buckled girder
  Lets down the grinding span,
The blame of loss, or murder,
  Is laid upon the man.
        Not on the Stuff - the Man!