Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Never was a miser a brave soul.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.
The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
Most people don’t know that Congo Square was originally a Muscogee ceremonial ground… in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.
I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Snobbery? But it’s only a form of despair.
Some say that sudden knowledge of mystical matters is accomplished only in complete quietude, or that Creator, in one of God’s many forms, appears only in orderly ways that are beauteous and picturesque, or that the mystical appears only in completely silent ways. All are true. Except for the ‘only’ part.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Talk not of wasted affection – affection never was wasted.