I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.
I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.
When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
I’ve never joined any organization – not even the ones I’ve organized myself. I prize my own independence too much.
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart – never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.
You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.