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“Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love”
Philip James Bailey
“The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.”
Thomas Babington Macaulay
“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“Souls of poets dead and gone, / What Elysium have ye known, / Happy field or mossy cavern, / Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? / Have ye tippled drink more fine / Than mine host's Canary wine?”
“Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.”
“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.”
“Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.”
“The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal”
“What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose”
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