I do not like politics any better than you do; but they get only my mornings, and you know politics and a belly-ful are better than poetry and starvation.
William Cullen Bryant Quotes
Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
The groves were God’s first temples.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year Of wailing winds and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.
Weep not that the world changes – did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.