We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.
As long as I love Beauty I am young.
Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.
Politeness is organized indifference.
A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it.