A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
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.
It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The only certain freedom's in departure.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
You can't get too much winter in the winter.
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
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.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
To be social is to be forgiving.