Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern.
It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.
Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom – all, which makes death a hideous show.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
And we forget because we must and not because we will.