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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And malt does more than Milton can To justify the ways of God to man.
- Alfred Edward Housman

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer,
is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.
- Harold Bloom

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the
most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan,
as portrayed by Milton.
- Charles Baudelaire

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition.
I walked away from that.
- Danny Aiello

Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare,
for he wrote of common life.
- Charles Stuart Calverley

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

Here is the difference between Dante,
Milton, and me.
They wrote about hell and never saw the place.
I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
- Carl Sandburg

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces,
but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
- Voltaire

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

There was a time...
when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday
night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on.
- Ed McMahon

The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother -
and the public.
- Walter Winchell

They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait
- John Milton

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
- Don Marquis

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

May the soul of the late President Milton Obote...
a long-time member of this parliament,
rest in peace.
- Yoweri Museveni

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light,
though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
- John Milton

One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship.
- Milton Friedman

Most times we would make more money in the tip boxes -
they called it -
than we were getting paid.
- Little Milton

Many people want the government to protect the consumer.
A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
- Milton Friedman

The most important single central fact about a free
market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.
- Milton Friedman

My landlady, who is only a tailor's widow,
reads her Milton; and tells me, that her late husband
first fell in love with her on this very account:
because she read Milton with such proper emphasis.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

Most cartoonists are failed actors.
- Milton Caniff

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
- John Milton

A goal without a date is just a dream.
- Milton H. Erickson

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed,
then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
- John Milton

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
- Milton Friedman

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman

For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
- John Milton

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
- Milton Berle

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
- John Milton

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green,
which otherwise would heal and do well.
- John Milton

And I tell my audience, you know, give the real stars a round of applause.
Because without them I'm nobody.
So I learned so much from people like that.
- Little Milton

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
- Milton Friedman

The company accountant is shy and retiring.
He's shy a quarter of a million dollars.
That's why he's retiring.
- Milton Berle

It is no use describing a house; the reader will fix
the scene in some spot he knows himself.
- J. Milton Hayes

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the
good intentions of those who create it.
- Milton Friedman

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
- John Milton

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,
God's image, but thee who destroys a good book,
kills reason its self.
- John Milton

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
- John Milton

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure,
he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
- John Milton

I was born in a little place called Inverness,
MS.
- Little Milton

My mom moved up between Leland and Greenville when I was just a little tot.
- Little Milton


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