Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Poets

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Living well is the best revenge. — © George Herbert
Living well is the best revenge.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
Don't think, just do.
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Into each life some rain must fall.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. — © T. S. Eliot
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Success is dependent on effort.
Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. — © Dorothy Parker
Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
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.
Light tomorrow with today!
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. — © John Donne
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Man is what he reads.
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up.
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon, the partly educated person the rule, and the educated person the exception.
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
Rhythm is sound in motion. It is related to the pulse, the heartbeat, the way we breathe. It rises and falls. It takes us into ourselves; it takes us out of ourselves.
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