Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
The last thing a young artist should do in poetry or any other field is think about what’s in style, what’s current, what are the trends. Think instead of what you like to read, what do you admire, what you like to listen to in music. What do you like to look at in architecture? Try to make a poem that has some of those qualities.
I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters.
We only think when we are confronted with problems.
To me faith means not worrying.
I don’t want boys to use their pencils for improper writing.
Sometimes the ideas that mean the most to you will feel true long before you can quite formulate them or justify them.