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Philosophy

All
religionDefinition of religion: A worldview, based on the belief in one or more supernatural, unearthly, extrasensory forces and principles, that transcend the physical universe.
, my
friendDefinition of friend: Someone to which you have a relationship based on mutual affection. It is characterized by trust and familiarity.
, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of
goodDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

But in the expression of the countenance, which was beaming all over with smiles, there still lurked (incomprehensible anomaly!) that fitful stain of melancholy which will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to
knowDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
nothing of the theory of probabilities.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every
minuteDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
of it.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my
friendsDefinition of friend: Someone to which you have a relationship based on mutual affection. It is characterized by trust and familiarity.
call it.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

I have no faith in
humanDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
perfectability. I
thinkDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
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.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future
existenceDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
, we shall look upon what we
thinkDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
our present existence, as a dream.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

It may
wellDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
be doubted whether
humanDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any
timeDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
, it can be quietly led.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

Those who dream by
dayDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
are cognizant of many
thingsDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.
which escape those who dream only by night.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

To be thoroughly conversant with a
manDefinition of man: Homo sapiens sapiens. A higher mammal of the biological order of primates. Able to reason according to the label.
's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.



Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a
passionDefinition of passion: A focus on something or someone, that captures mind and spirit in its entirety, and can take on fanatical forms.
.



Edgar Allan Poe