Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Sincere regret may be a faculty for paying attention to the future, for sensing a new tide where we missed a previous one, for experiencing timelessness with a grandchild where we neglected a boy of our own.
It’s quite difficult for a parent to know that their daughter is in great danger.
There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
If a jury have not the right to judge between the government and those who disobey its laws, and resist its oppressions, the government is absolute, and the people, legally speaking, are slaves.
I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
Black people have been working hard for decades.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.