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Letter "P" » poets
«God thinks within geniuses, dreams within poets, and sleeps within the rest of us»
«He [Shakespeare] was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul . . . He was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there.»
Author: John Dryden
«Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.»
Author: St. Thomas Aquinas
, in awe of
«I have sought love because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven the saints and poets have imagined»
Author: Bertrand Russell
, The Saints
, the union
«If the grain were separated from the chaff, which fills the works of our national poets, what is truly valuable would be to what is useless in the proportion of a molehill to a mountain»
«Ah, there are so many things betwixt heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed!»
«Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.»
«Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.»
«All that is best in the great poets of all countries is not what is national in them, but what is universal»
«I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.»
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