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Perfection
Engrave this Quote I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active --not more happy --nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry
Engrave this Quote With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Engrave this Quote The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainable, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose.
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-Edgar Allan Poe, The Philosophy of Composition
Religion
Engrave this Quote All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Sanity
Engrave this Quote A lunatic may be
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-Edgar Allan Poe, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, Graham
Singing
Engrave this Quote There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Smell (scent)
Engrave this Quote Odors have an altogether peculiar force, in affecting us through association; a force differing essentially from that of objects addressing the touch, the taste, the sight or the hearing.
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-Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia (1844-49)
Thought
Engrave this Quote That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Tyranny
Engrave this Quote The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Water
Engrave this Quote Of a water that flows,
With a lullaby sound,
From a spring but a very few
Feet under ground --
From a cavern not very far
Down under ground.
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-Edgar Allan Poe, For Annie (1849)

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