|Edgar Lee Masters|
August 23, 1868|
Garnett, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||March 5, 1950
Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Poet, biographer, lawyer|
|Notable awards||Robert Frost Medal (1942)|
Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.