When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Boards don't hit back.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.