I think the biggest thing that I have to do is to remind people that poetry is there for us to turn to not only to remind us that we’re not alone – for example, if we are grieving the loss of someone – but also to help us celebrate our joys. That’s why so many people I know who’ve gotten married will have a poem read at the wedding.
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.
Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
People can have a long-term life plan only if they know their private property is secure.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.
At the extreme temperature occurring in the stars, matter can only survive in its most dissociated states. Only simple bodies exist on these incandescent stars.