Letter

Famous quotes containing the word letter:

    I have never injured anybody with a mordant poem; my
    verse contains charges against nobody. Ingenuous, I have
    shunned wit steeped in venom—not a letter of mine is dipped
    in poisonous jest.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

    When you travel to the Celestial City, carry no letter of introduction. When you knock, ask to see God,—none of the servants.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ‘Tis the curse of service,
    Preferment goes by letter and affection,
    And not by old gradation, where each second
    Stood heir to th’ first.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)