Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We loved with a love that was more than love.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thank Heaven! the crisis /The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last /, and the fever called 'Living' is conquered at last.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it "the Reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the mist.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called Living is conquered at last.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active --not more happy --nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.More Edgar Allan Poe [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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