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" A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. "
" Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel. "
" If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. "
" Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. "
" Fear is the mother of foresight. "
" Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity. "
" Some folk want their luck buttered. "
" Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king. "
" That man's silence is wonderful to listen to. "
" The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. "
" My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own. "
" The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him. "
" The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. "
" Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. "
" A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. "
" And yet to every bad there is a worse. "
" There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound. "
" There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there. "
" The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job. "
" My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. "
" It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs. "
" Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art. "
" If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst. "
" The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse. "
" No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure. "