A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Hell is a half-filled auditorium.