"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Edgar Allan Poe on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Edgar Allan Poe on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Edgar Allan Poe on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Edgar Allan Poe on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Edgar Allan Poe on Mahatma Gandhi
"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?"