American Poet, Novelist, Short Story Writer and Teacher
"We shall always discover reasons, which we shall proclaim inevitable and divinely ordained, for hating one another."
"Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits."
"A man is most accurately judged by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or to reciprocate."
"Democracy stands between two tyrannies: the one which it has overthrown and the one into which it will develop."
"Esteem and knowledge of a person are generally as the two sides of a seesaw: when one rises, the other falls."
"To have lived long does not necessarily imply the gathering of much wisdom and experience. A man who has pedaled twenty-five thousand miles on a stationery bicycle has not circled the globe. He has only garnered weariness."
"We are more apt to persecute the unfortunates than the scoundrels; the scoundrels may retaliate."
"To judge a man's character by only one of its manifestations is like judging the sea by a jugful of its water."
"Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting the dead and burying the living."
"If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows."