The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses; they last while they last.
Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law.
I began writing poems when I was about eight, with a heavy assist from my mother. She read me Arthur Waley’s translations and Whitman and Robinson Jeffers, who have been lifelong influences on me. My father read Keats to me, and then he read more Keats while I was lying on the sofa struggling with asthma.
When only a minority consisting of capitalists can enjoy the good life, while the majority of workers must endure hardship, they will naturally not be able to live together in peace and harmony.
An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves.
Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.
Is it honest for me to go and sit there on communion day and drink the wine and eat the bread while feeling it all to be mummery?