Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
Kids who are poor often have families that have not really been kept informed about… how important it is to read to your child, to reduce stresses in their life, to use positive incentives and words.
Still, I have been no one’s enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares.
The biggest problem is the funerals that don’t exist. People call the funeral home, they pick up the body, they mail the ashes to you, no grief, no happiness, no remembrance, no nothing. That happens more often than it doesn’t in the United States.
We often have to put up with most from those on whom we most depend.
I often think that woman is more free in Islam than in Christianity. Woman is more protected by Islam than by the faith which preaches monogamy. In AI Quran the law about woman is juster and more liberal.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
The most important innovators often don’t need any technologies – just imagination and acute sensitivity to people’s needs.
I do not usually revise much, though I often cut, particularly the end or toward the end of a poem.