Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
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.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
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.?
I'll always be poor in my mind.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.