Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.
Listen friends, you have to face the truth: You are never going to be rich… The system is rigged in favor of the few, and your name is not among them, not now and not ever.
Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
The blind date that has stood you up: your life.
Often as a poet I find that I am somewhat outside an experience I want to hold onto, consciously taking mental notes or writing them down in my journal – for fear that I will forget. It’s not unlike being on a trip and taking pictures, your face behind a camera the whole time – the entire experience mediated by a lens.