Wystan Auden

Wystan Auden

English poet, playwright, essayist and critic. Classic English-language poetry of the XX century.
Rhymes, meters, stanza forms, etc., are like servants. If the master is fair enough to win their affection and firm enough to command their respect, the result is an orderly happy household. If he is too tyrannical, they give notice; if he lacks authority, they become slovenly, impertinent, drunk and dishonest. Wystan Auden quotes

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Dmitrijj Majjboroda How differently a person views the news when he is far away, nearby and right there! [10/05/2022 12:10:30] More


Author Unknown Democracy is like an ax: in the hands of a carpenter it is a tool for building a house, but in the hands of a savage or mentally ill person it is a murder weapon. [09/07/2022 02:09:17] More


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Author Unknown The United States was so active in bringing democracy to everyone that they took it all out of their home. [09/10/2022 02:09:02] More