"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Aristotle on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Aristotle on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Aristotle on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Aristotle on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Aristotle on Robert Frost
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age."
"Education is the best provision for old age."
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."