I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life.
Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
I’ve said this before – and I mean it strongly – an abstract concept or a moral issue has to be connected to feeling. If we don’t believe it somehow viscerally, we don’t really take it in.
The nominal budget is a poor indicator of the impact of government outlays and revenues.
There is no real justification for a requirement that a budget of any sort should be balanced, except as a rallying point for those who seek to hamstring government.
Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
A set definite objective must be established if we are to accomplish anything in a big way.
We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment.
Who can doubt that between the English and the French, between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences of character which have profoundly affected and still affect the course of history?
‘A collected poems’ is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.