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.
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.