Origionally posted on Internet Democrat, my first web site, in 1995-96. See Internet Archive for the original page of quotes.
"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."
--William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, 1865-1939, "The Second Coming", a quote used by President Clinton when I heard him speak at the Democratic Leadership Conference in 1995.