poets

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on mind, poetry, and poets

The true poem is the poet's mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on murder, poets, and thought

Murder in the murderer is no such ruinous thought as poets and romancers will have it; it does not unsettle him, or fright him from his ordinary notice of trifles; it is an act quite easy to be contemplated.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on divinity, men, philosophy, poets, profit, sacred, and saints

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on perception, poets, and prose

A poet in verse or prose must have a sensuous eye, but an intellectual co-perception.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Biographical Sketches, 1883

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on education, love, nature, poets, practice, and respect

There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Spiritual Laws

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on children, dance, darkness, divinity, ideas, music, nature, order, poets, privacy, privilege, and women

THE POET A moody child and wildly wise Pursued the game with joyful eyes, Which chose, like meteors, their way, And rived the dark with private ray: They overleapt the horizon's edge, Searched with Apollo's privilege; Through man, and woman, and sea, and star, Saw the dance of nature forward far; Through worlds, and races, and terms, and times, Saw musical order, and pairing rhymes. Olympian bards who sung Divine ideas below, Which always find us young, And always keep us so.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “The Poet,” from Essays: Second Series

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on enemies, genius, influence, literature, nations, and poets

Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of genius by over influence. The literature of every nation bear me witness. The English dramatic poets have Shakspearized now for two hundred years.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The American Scholar from Addresses, published as part of Nature; Addresses and Lectures

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on gifts, poetry, and poets

The only gift is a portion of thyself . . . the poet brings his poem; the shepherd his lamb. . . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on poets, practicality, and women

A beautiful woman is a practical poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Plato on appearance, music, poets, prose, and simplicity

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic. Book X. 601B

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