I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
To be social is to be forgiving.
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.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended -- and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.
What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?
There is the fear that we shan't prove worthy in the eyes of someone who knows us at least as well as we know ourselves. That is the fear of God. And there is the fear of Man --fear that men won't understand us and we shall be cut of from them.