Browse Quotes by Topic:

  
Age
Anger
Art
Business
Change
Computers
Death
Education
Environmental
Experience
Faith
Food
Forgiveness
Friendship
Gardening
Government
Health
History
Humor
Imagination    
Life
Love
Marriage
Movies
Music
Nature
Patriotism
Peace
Poetry
Politics
Religion
Science
Society
Sports
Success
Technology
Time
War
Wisdom
Work


Featured Authors:


Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Ambrose Bierce
Aristotle
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sandburg
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Nietzsche
George Bernard Shaw
George Eliot
George Washington
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
Plato
Socrates
Sophocles
William Shakespeare

M. H. Abrams quotes (12)

Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
M. H. Abrams   Category: Poetry

It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

John Updike is always fun. And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon. And Harold Bloom, another former student.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
M. H. Abrams   Category:

When something startlingly new comes up, young people, especially, seize it. You can't complain about that. I think its heyday has passed, but it's had an effect and will continue to have an effect.
M. H. Abrams   Category: