Those who have not found the heaven below, will fail of it above.
I have been bent and broken, but -I hope- into a better shape.
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
Love is its own rescue; for we, at our supremest, are but its trembling emblems.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Forever is composed of nows.
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell..
I dwell in possibility.
Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
Bring me the sunset in a cup.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me.
Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
Where thou art, that is home.
The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul--BOOKS.
We both believe, and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble.
That it will never come again is what makes life sweet. Dwell in possibility. Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee.
Tis not that dieing hurts us so- tis living- hurts us more.
My love for those I love -- not many -- not very many, but don't I love them so?
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
I'm nobody, who are you?
Good times are always mutual; that is what makes good times.
You don't have to be a house to be haunted.
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
I am growing handsome very fast indeed! I expect I shall be the belle of Amherst when I reach my 17th year. I don't doubt that I shall have perfect crowds of admirers at that age. Then how I shall delight to make them await my bidding, and with what delight shall I witness their suspense while I make my final decision.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
The heart wants what it wants — or else it does not care.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry.
Fortune befriends the bold.
I never had a mother. I suppose a mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.
Time is a Test of Trouble But not a Remedy If such it prove, it prove too There was no Malady.
You can stay young as long as you learn.
In such a porcelain life, one likes to be sure that all is well lest one stumble upon one's hopes in a pile of broken crockery.
Heart, we will forget him, You and I, tonight! You must forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light.
To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.
If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.