There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
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.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
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.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.