Best Quotes by Edgar Lee Masters (Top 10)

  1. To this generation I would say: Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.
  2. To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
  3. The tongue may be an unruly member— But silence poisons the soul.
  4. In time you shall see Fate approach you In the shape of your own image in the mirror.
  5. 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.
  6. It takes life to love life.
  7. And I never started to plow in my life That some one did not stop in the road And take me away to a dance or picnic. I ended up with forty acres; I ended up with a broken fiddle— And a broken laugh, and a thousand memories, And not a single regret.
  8. the much-sought prize of eternal youth Is just arrested growth.
  9. Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.
  10. Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.

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