Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to th...e rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The more supple vagabond, too, is sure to appear on the least rumor of such a gathering, and the next day to disappear, and go int...o his hole like the seventeen-year locust, in an ever-shabby coat, though finer than the farmer's best, yet never dressed.... He especially is the creature of the occasion. He empties both his pockets and his character into the stream, and swims in such a day. He dearly loves the social slush. There is no reserve of soberness in him.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
I believe in the flesh and the appetites, Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me... is a miracle.
Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touch'd from, The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer, This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
...I wasn't at all prepared for the avalanche of criticism that overwhelmed me. You would have thought I had murdered someone, and... perhaps I had, but only to give her successor a chance to live. It was a very sad business indeed to be made to feel that my success depended solely, or at least in large part, on a head of hair.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »