Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
And we forget because we must and not because we will.
To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.
Journalism is literature in a hurry.
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
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 freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
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