Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream.
The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.
Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.