It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change.
Ethical axioms are founded and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
Edward B. Butler
Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.
Friedrich von Schiller
Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.
One should always think of what one is about: when one is learning, one should not think of play: and when one is at play, one should not think of one's learning.
Action is eloquence.
When you open the door which you shut in order to pray to God, the first person you meet as you go out is your neighbour whom you shall love. Wonderful!
...it is well know that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done.
I think we've been dulled by capitalism. We're just blobs now - we're so worried about how we can keep paying the lease on the car, the mortgage, the lease on the toaster and all that. You can't really think about much else. If you lose that, you lose the whole lot.
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