Famous quotes by Poets


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"The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich"
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"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
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"No man is happy who does not think himself so"
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"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it"
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"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
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"The middle course is the best"
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"By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself"
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"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit"
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"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others"
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"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy"
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"When Karim and his group heard about Saddam coming, they wanted to kill him, but fate had other ideas"
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"I wish the word whimsical wasn't used now"
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"If I decide to be indecisive, that's my decision"
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"I was put off by people at school - my cabbage wasn't as good as other people's, you know, so that put me off"
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"And all may do what has by man been done"
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"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army"
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"The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life"
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"Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance"
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"The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich"
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"He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God"
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"I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems"
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"Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it"
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"Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together"
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"If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul"
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"The way of life is not as easy as some people think... like me"
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"While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed"
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"Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future"
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"The best way out is always through"
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