There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
There are three principles in a man’s being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don’t do what I say.
Through the Thou a person becomes I.
I learned you can’t trust the judgment of good friends.
We read Robert Browning’s poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.