There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone’s heart; know that you’re really loved.
The chief incalculable in war is the human will.
My purpose… to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.
Once I showed up at my sister’s with a baby rabbit I had bought from some children because its ears were cold. I put the rabbit on a hot water bottle and massaged its ears for quite a while. After all, I knew that all healthy animals had warm ears.
The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.