Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
I must be free… free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting.
It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the ’50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
I am a charity campaigner.
It is good to know what a man is, and also what the world takes him for. But you do not understand him until you have learnt how he understands himself.
None knows the weight of another’s burden.
Expenditures rise to meet income.
Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.