Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.