"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Plato on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Plato on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Plato on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Plato on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Plato on Robert Frost
"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
"Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences."
"There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot."
"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
"Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men."