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Bliss Carman Quotes





I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
 

I took a day to search for God, And found Him not. But as I trod By rocky ledge, through woods untamed, Just where one scarlet lily flamed, I saw His foot print in the sod.
[Glory]
 

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
 

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
 

The first need of being is endurance; to endure with gladness if we can, with fortitude in any event.
 

The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.
[Nature]
 

There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed, but... in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
[Enthusiasm]
 

There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
[Success]
 

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
[Success]
 

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
 

Whether it be to failure or success, the first need of being is endurance -to endure with gladness if we can, with fortitude in any event.