John Masefield

John
Masefield
1878
1967

English Poet

Author Quotes

Life: a beauty chased by tragic laughter.

The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles.

In this life he laughs longest who laughs last.

Man with his burning soul has but an hour of breath to build a ship of Truth in which his soul may sail, sail on the sea of death; for death takes toll of beauty, courage, youth, of all but Truth.

The days that make us happy make us wise.

Life to have its sweets must have its sours.. Love isn't always two souls picking flowers.

Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die.

Best trust the happy moments. What they gave makes man less fearful of that certain grave and gives his work compassion and new eyes, the days that make us happy make us wise.

The truth and rapture of man are holy things, not lightly to be scorned. A carelessness of life an beauty mark the glutton, the idler, and the fool in their deadly path across history.

God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays.

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once a minute something generous dies for want of it.

Skill's a joy to any man.

Author Picture
First Name
John
Last Name
Masefield
Birth Date
1878
Death Date
1967
Bio

English Poet