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

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
View quotes by T S Eliot

Poets wish to profit or to please.
View quotes by Horace

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
View quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

She knows more of love than the poets can say,
And her eyes offer something that won't go away
View quotes by Harry Chapin

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
View quotes by Thomas Hardy

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.
View quotes by Zelda Fitzgerald

America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer.
View quotes by Rebecca Davis

Poets are sultans, if they had their will: For every author would his brother kill.
View quotes by Roger Boyle

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
View quotes by Jean Anouilh

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
View quotes by Aristotle

All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the truest poets must be truthful.
View quotes by Wilfred Owen

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
View quotes by Aristotle

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
View quotes by Robert Frost

O woman! thou wert fashioned to beguile:
So have all sages said, all poets sung
View quotes by Jean Ingelow

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
View quotes by Jean Giraudoux

While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep (The Dunciad)
View quotes by Alexander Pope

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated. [Wise words indeed]
View quotes by Lucille Clifton

Poets that lasting marble seek Must carve in Latin or in Greek. (Of English Verse, 1645)
View quotes by Edmund Waller

Some have at first for wits, then poets passed, Turned critics next, and proved plain fools at last (An Essay on Criticism)
View quotes by Alexander Pope

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