On this day, January 19 in the year 1809, a great poet was born in Massachusetts, United States. His name is Edgar Allan Poe. Aside from writing poems, he was also an editor and a literary critic.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to ponder today.
“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”
“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
“Man is now only more active, not more happy nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”
“To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.”
“I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.”
“The true genius shudders at incompleteness and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.”
“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”
“The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.”
“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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