Find the best quotes by Archibald MacLeish.
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man…
You burned the city of London in our houses and we felt the flames.
Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one…
We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent.
A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man.
Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at…
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he…
Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never…
We are as great as our belief in human liberty – no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is…
There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They…
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man.
The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life – to reduce it to order but…
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right.…
Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say…
To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth…
There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.
What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.
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