1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes Page 4

Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.
Walt Whitman
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If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
Anne Bradstreet
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Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
Robert Frost
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Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
Bryant McGill
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I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Walt Whitman
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The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
Ezra Pound
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Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.
Stanley Kunitz
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Maya Angelou
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Maya Angelou
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Robert Frost
Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.
Robert Frost
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Carl Sandburg
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
Carl Sandburg
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Langston Hughes
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes
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Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
Amy Lowell
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Maya Angelou
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
Maya Angelou
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Charles Schulz
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
Charles Schulz
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Carl Sandburg
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Carl Sandburg
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The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
Thomas Aldrich
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Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Edwin Markham
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Charles Schulz
I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
Charles Schulz
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Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman
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Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell
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Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
Alice Miller
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E. E. Cummings
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E. E. Cummings
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
Albrecht Druer
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The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.
Albrecht Druer
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Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Emily Dickinson
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Wallace Stevens
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
Wallace Stevens
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To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
Walter Chrysler
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Robert Frost
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
Robert Frost
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One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
May Sarton
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E. E. Cummings
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
E. E. Cummings
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