The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
A lie never lives to be old.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.