Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
I tell the truth, and I expose myself as a weak, misguided, misdirected, dysfunctional human being I used to be.
The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, ‘Twas only when he was off, he was acting.