With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
I am not now That which I have been.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.