I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
One aged man – one man – can’t fill a house.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
The only way round is through.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.
Malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man.