e. e. cummings, American Poet ( October 14, 1894 - September 3, 1962 )

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I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.~e. e. cummings

Inspirational Thank You

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.~e. e. cummings

Courage Teen Grow Up

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.~e. e. cummings

Laughter Humor Most

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.~e. e. cummings

Inspirational Experience

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.~e. e. cummings

Best Day Night

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.~e. e. cummings

Learning Dance Stars

To destroy is always the first step in any creation.~e. e. cummings

Step First Step Creation

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.~e. e. cummings

Imagination Living Imagine

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.~e. e. cummings

Wisdom Fate Better

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.~e. e. cummings

Nature World

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.~e. e. cummings

Love Careful Anything

Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.~e. e. cummings

Love I Love You Humanity

Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.~e. e. cummings

Knowledge Imagination Dead

Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.~e. e. cummings

Good Universe Door

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.~e. e. cummings

Rain Sky Trees

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.~e. e. cummings

Beautiful Question Always

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.~e. e. cummings

May Living Said

Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.~e. e. cummings

Mind Property Own

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.~e. e. cummings

Time Children Punch

To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.~e. e. cummings

Black White Individual

It takes three to make a child.~e. e. cummings

Child Three Takes

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.~e. e. cummings

Life Alive Dead

A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.~e. e. cummings

Man Politician Everyone

If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making.~e. e. cummings

Matter Made Little

Nothing recedes like progress.~e. e. cummings

Progress Nothing Like

Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.~e. e. cummings

Love Nothing You