There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
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Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
The seat of knowledge is in the head of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
Anyone who's lost someone to cancer will say this, that you have to struggle to try to remember the person before the diagnosis happened, because they really do change - as anyone would change.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
Much can and must be done by governments, but they cannot of themselves change lives.
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.