"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Frederick William Robertson on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Frederick William Robertson 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."Frederick William Robertson on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Frederick William Robertson on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Frederick William Robertson on Robert Frost
"Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated."
"In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain."
"We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness."
"A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful."
"The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds."