None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can’t teach poetry. This is ridiculous.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
Life’s more amusing than we thought.
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.