Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or an author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes: Daily Inspirational Quotes and Sayings
Home  |  Inspiration  |  Quotes to Live By  |  Deep Quotes  |  Relationships  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

A. E. Housman Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by A. E. Housman.

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Related topics: Poetry

Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
- A. E. Housman

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
- A. E. Housman

 

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning,
to keep watch over my thoughts, because,
if a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
- A. E. Housman

Please sign up for my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email using the form below.
Thank You,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all,
is a conservative critic.
- A. E. Housman

Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made,
and here am I in hell.
My hand, though now my knuckles bleed,
I never soiled with such a deed.
- A. E. Housman

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence,
which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
- A. E. Housman

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain,
the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
- A. E. Housman

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think,
has endowed him with the ability to write.
- A. E. Housman

If a line of poetry strays into my memory,
my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
- A. E. Housman

The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity,
and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;
not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
- A. E. Housman

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live
and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
but young men think it is,
and we were young.
- A. E. Housman

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Even if you are a minority of one,
the truth is the truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Most of us are prisoners of habit,
and don't even notice that we do the same things,
think the same things, want the same things each day -
mostly without conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


Thank you for visiting: A. E. Housman Quotes.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

You can also browse my large collection of Inspirational Quotes.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inspirational Quotes






All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy,
our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.