A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.
Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
I live for those who love me, for those who know me true, for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do.
One returns to the place one came from.
life without love, is no life at all
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand--and melting like a snowflake...
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
When we speak the word 'life,' it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
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