Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
I'm nobody, who are you?
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
The brain is wider than the sky.
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Fortune befriends the bold.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.