I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
You don’t want madhouse and the whole thing there.
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
School systems should base their curriculum not on the idea of separate subjects, but on the much more fertile idea of disciplines… which makes possible a fluid and dynamic curriculum that is interdisciplinary.
Art is born of humiliation.
The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.
Fortune, that favors fools.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.