"The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Edgar Allan Poe on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Edgar Allan Poe on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Edgar Allan Poe on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Edgar Allan Poe on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Edgar Allan Poe on C. S. Lewis
"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?"