The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren’t like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.