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.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
Nor does the being hungry prove that we have bread.
Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Up the still, glistening beaches,Up the creeks we will hie,Over banks of bright seaweedThe ebb-tide leaves dry.We will gaze, from the sand-hills,At the white, sleeping town;At the church on the hill-side—And then come back down.Singing:...
Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.