The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.
No speech can stain what is noble by nature.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
But I’m too old to be written about as a young poet.
Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast.
Divorce was miserable, as it always is, and we divorce for the same reasons we marry.