The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
One aged man - one man - can't fill a house.
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
Nobody was ever meant, To remember or invent, What he did with every cent.
They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true.