Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
Why need every honest poet be suspected of leading a quadruple life? Sometimes the second or third meaning is less interesting than the first, and the only really difficult thing about a poem is the critic's explanation of it
Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
By rights, is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.