We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
I want to reveal in a simple way the usual – and unusual – life of the city; the corporation workman, the busmen, policemen, the civil servants, the theatres, Moore Street and also, what occupies so large a place in Dublin’s life, the literary and artistic.
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away.
I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.
While mantling on the maiden’s cheek Young roses kindled into thought.
I’ve been in the habit of helping people.
Those who want to divide the workers have resorted to the foulest methods.
The brutalities of a fight with bare hands, the crushed nasal bones, maimed lips, and other disfigurements, which call for the utter abolition of boxing in the interests of humanity, at once disappear when the contestants cover their hands with large, soft-leather gloves.