No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
It’s the combination of the intimate and the public that I find so exciting about being poet laureate.
Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
The coward only threatens when he is safe.
The formation of one’s character ought to be everyone’s chief aim.
The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.