Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration.

And we forget because we must and not because we will.

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

What thwarts us and demands of us the greatest effort is also what can teach us most.

Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern.

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.

Poetry a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.

I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today.

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.

It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.

Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away.

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.

Greatness is a spiritual condition.

For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

But each day brings its petty dust Our soon-chokd souls to fill And we forget because we must And not because we will.

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.

Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.

Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom - all, which makes death a hideous show.

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.