The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
Quote by Horace
I don't think we're in Kansas anymore
You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being...
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation,...
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation...
Every old poem is sacred.
The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But...
For it is your business, when the wall next door catches fire.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to...
As crazy as hauling timber into the woods.
We are free to yield to truth.
The man is either mad, or he is making verses.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time...
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and...
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier...
It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the...