“Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory”
“Action is transitory a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle, this way or that 'Tis done, and in the after-vacancy We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed”
“Let simple Wordsworth chime his childish verse, / And brother Coleridge lull the babe at nurse.”
“We live by admiration, hope and love; and even as these are well and wisely fixed, in dignity of being we ascend”
“Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.”
“For oft, when on my couch I lieIn vacant or in pensive mood,They flash upon that inward eyeWhich is the bliss of solitude;And then my heart with pleasure fills,And dances with the daffodils.”
“She gave me eyes, she gave me ears;And humble cares, and delicate fears;A heart, the fountain of sweet tears;And love and thought and joy.”
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