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Henry Reed :
Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday, We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning, We shall have what to do after firing. But today, Today we have naming of parts.
[Henry Reed (1914-1986), British poet. Naming of Parts (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of War Poetry, The. Jon Stallworthy, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.]
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John Ashbery :
it is best then that the buried word remain buried for we were intended to appreciate only its fruits and not the secret principle activating them to know this would be to know too much. Meanwhile it is possible to know just enough, and this is all we were supposed to know, toward which we have been straining all our lives.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The System."]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Each is liable to panic, which is exactly, the terror of ignorance surrendered to the imagination. Knowledge is the encourager, knowledge that takes fear out of the heart, knowledge and use, which is knowledge in practice. They can conquer who believe they can. It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting again.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Courage," Society and Solitude (1870).]
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John Hall Wheelock :
The statements of science are hearsay, reports from a world outside the world we know. What the poet tells us has long been known to us all, and forgotten. His knowledge is of our world, the world we are both doomed and privileged to live in, and it is a knowledge of ourselves, of the human condition, the human predicament.
[John Hall Wheelock (1886-1978), U.S. poet, editor. What Is Poetry? Ch. 6, Scribner (1963).]
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William Blake :
And the Angel told Tom if he'd be a good boy, He'd have God for his father & never want joy. And so Tom awoke and we rose in the dark And got with our bags & our brushes to work. Tho' the morning was cold, Tom was happy & warm, So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.
[William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From SONGS OF INNOCENCE. The Chimney Sweeper (l. 19-24). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.]
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
Man ... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfactions instruct him concerning himself, teach him what to seek and what to avoid. For the rest, man is a confused creature; he knows not whence he comes or whither he goes, he knows little of the world, and above all, he knows little of himself.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Quoted in Conversations with Goethe, entry, April 10, 1829, Johann Peter Eckermann (1836).]
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
Man ... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfactions instruct him concerning himself, teach him what to seek and what to avoid. For the rest, man is a confused creature; he knows not whence he comes or whither he goes, he knows little of the world, and above all, he knows little of himself.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Quoted in Conversations with Goethe, entry, April 10, 1829, Johann Peter Eckermann (1836).]
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe :
Man ... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfactions instruct him concerning himself, teach him what to seek and what to avoid. For the rest, man is a confused creature; he knows not whence he comes or whither he goes, he knows little of the world, and above all, he knows little of himself.
[Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Quoted in John Peter Eckermann, Conversations with Goethe (1836).]
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov :
I myself smoke, but my wife asked me to speak today on the harmfulness of tobacco, so what can I do? If it's tobacco, then let it be tobacco.
[Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, Works, vol. 13, p., "Nauka" (1976).]
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Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] :
Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
[Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Autobiography, ch. 59, ed. Charles Neider (1959). "He knew more than any person I had met before," Twain wrote of Rudyard Kipling, "and I knew that he knew I knew less than any person he had met before."]
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