Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October.
Poets are seen as the caretakers of language, so working with words no matter what the form is what we do.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.
Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.
A learned man has always riches in himself.
Success tempts many to their ruin.
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard.