There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
That which costs little is less valued.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
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.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
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.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.