"To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Edgar Allan Poe on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Edgar Allan Poe on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Edgar Allan Poe on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."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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