He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Everyone says corruption is everywhere, but for me it seems strange to say that and then not try to put the people guilty of that corruption away.
Learn poetry by heart. If you know a poem by heart, no one can take it away from you, and you can take advantage of it anytime.
We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor.
Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.