Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment.
The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people’s home lives, domestic stuff.
The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
A poet should always be ‘collaborating’ with his public, but this public, in the mass, cannot make itself heard, and he has to guess at its requirements and its criticisms.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.