"It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Edgar Allan Poe on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Edgar Allan Poe on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Edgar Allan Poe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Edgar Allan Poe on Winston Churchill
"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 soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'"
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty."
"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"
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