The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
We must welcome the future remembering that soon it will be the past and we must respect the past remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Many possessions if they do not make a man better are at least expected to make his children happier and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
The degree in which a poet’s imagination dominates reality is in the end the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one no less wise to balance it.
The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
It is veneer rouge aestheticism art museums new theaters etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football kindness and jazz bands.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence to recreate it in the eternal.
The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art.
For a man who has done his natural duty death is as natural as sleep.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.