I thank You God for this most amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.
all ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again.
unlove's the heavenless hell and homeless home . . . lovers alone wear sunlight.
To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
there's time for laughing and there's time for crying— for hoping for despair for peace for longing —a time for growing and a time for dying: a night for silence and a day for singing but more than all(as all your more than eyes tell me)there is a time for timelessness
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.