Edgar Lee Masters Quotes

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea. And the silence of the city when it pauses, And the silence of a man and a maid, And the silence for which music alone finds the word.

Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the corner – stone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.