The best Quotations


The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren

The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. no poet ever talks about feelings. only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

To be what no one ever was, to be what everyone has been: freedom is the mean of those extremes that fence all effort in.
- Mark Van Doren

To fail to love is not to exist at all.
- Mark Van Doren


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Quotation God hath entrusted me with myself. - writer
Quotation Kissing don't last: cookery do! - writer
Quotation In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. - writer
Quotation There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth. - writer
Quotation Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser. - writer
Quotation A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment. - writer