All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Every man's memory is his private literature.