It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain – at least in a poor country like Russia – and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
I’m not precisely saying that a really good board meeting at the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Coucil) makes me want to go and write poetry, but there is a pleasure in doing that sort of thing well.
Revolutions are always verbose.
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.