Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe – it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.