Edgar Lee Masters Quotes

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Edgar Lee Masters Quotes

How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived?
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To this generation I would say:
Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.

— Edgar Lee Masters

In time you shall see Fate approach you
In the shape of your own image in the mirror.

— Edgar Lee Masters

What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness,
Anger, discontent and drooping hopes?
Degenerate sons and daughters,
Life is too strong for you
It takes life to love Life.

— Edgar Lee Masters

It takes life to love life.

— Edgar Lee Masters

There is no marriage in Heaven, but there is love.

— Edgar Lee Masters

The snows and the roses of yesterday are vanished;
And what is love but a rose that fades?

— Edgar Lee Masters

But a man can never avenge himself on the monstrous ogre Life.

— Edgar Lee Masters

This is life's sorrow:
That one can be happy only where two are;
And that our hearts are drawn to stars
Which want us not.

— Edgar Lee Masters

Remember the acorn;
It does not devour other acorns.

— Edgar Lee Masters

Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.

— Edgar Lee Masters

How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived?

— Edgar Lee Masters

There is something about Death
Like love itself!

— Edgar Lee Masters

Work for your own soul's sake.

— Edgar Lee Masters

Did I follow Truth wherever she led, And stand against the whole world for a cause, And uphold the weak against the strong? If I did I would be remembered among men ...

— Edgar Lee Masters

The spiritual kinship between Lincoln and Whitman was founded upon their Americanism, their essential Westernism. Whitman had grown up without much formal education; Lincoln had scarcely any education. One had become the notable poet of the day; one the orator of the Gettsyburg Address. It was inevitable that Whitman as a poet should turn with a feeling of kinship to Lincoln, and even without any association or contact feel that Lincoln was his.

— Edgar Lee Masters

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