Archive for the ‘Poet’ Category

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals…

January 19, 2012

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) (pronounced like the word thorough, with emphasis on the first syllable) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_David_Thoreau

 

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined…

December 19, 2011

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) (pronounced like the word thorough, with emphasis on the first syllable)[1][2] was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_David_Thoreau

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on…

December 16, 2011

   Robert Frost

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it…

December 11, 2011

Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry. He became known for his role in developing Imagism, which, in reaction to the Victorian and Georgian poets, favored tight language, unadorned imagery, and a strong correspondence between the verbal and musical qualities of the verse and the mood it expressed. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos, which consumed his middle and late career, and was published between 1917 and 1969.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Pound

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen..

November 30, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars…

November 14, 2011

Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (Arabic pronunciation: [xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn], born Gubran Khalil Gubran,[1] in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān,[2]:217[3]:255 Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān,[2]:217[4]:559 or Jibrān Xalīl Jibrān;[5]:189 Arabic جبران خليل جبران , January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalil_Gibran

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on…

November 5, 2011

Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frost

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom, one helps you make a living,the other helps you make a life…

October 24, 2011

James Oppenheim
James Oppenheim (1882-1932), was an American poet, novelist, and editor. A lay analyst and early follower of C. G. Jung, Oppenheim was also the founder and editor of The Seven Arts, an important early 20th-century literary magazine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Oppenheim

Strength is a matter of a made up mind…

October 7, 2011

John Beecher

John Beecher (22 January, 1904 – 11 May, 1980) was an activist poet, writer and journalist who wrote about the Southern United States during the Great Depression and the American Civil Rights Movement. Beecher was extremely active in the American labor and Civil Rights movements. During the McCarthy era, Beecher lost his teaching job for refusing to sign a state loyalty oath; seventeen years later the California Supreme Court overturned this law in 1967, and he was reinstated in 1977. Beecher’s books include Report to the Stockholders, To Live and Die in Dixie, In Egypt Land, and a 1974 Macmillian edition of his collected poems.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Beecher

I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail…

October 3, 2011

Muriel Strode

Muriel Lieberman Strode, b. 1875, was the 2nd of four children of William Smith Strode & Amelia Steele. She was an American poet and writer. She died in 1930 and left behind a myriad of inspiring quotes and brief zingers.

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