Born Friday 16 January 1874, died Thursday 11 September 1958
Professions: Poet, Writer
Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.
It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.
Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.
I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors.
No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.
I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.