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On an earlier page in this series several " Central Poetry Insights " were considered.
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Our extensive Spiritual and Poetry insights quotations pages are FULL of examples of quotable quotes and inspirational quotations that surely demonstrate how such profound truths are recognised, and applauded, by a Spiritual-Poetical aspect that seems to be innate to Human Nature.
Several inspirational quotations about -
Those obstinate questionings Of sense and outward
One in whom persuasion and belief
Truths that wake
Several quotable quotes about -
She is pretty to walk with,
Sir John Suckling
Why man, she is mine own
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love,
By my modesty, - the jewel in my dower - I would
Domestic happiness, thou only bliss
You are my true and honourable wife;
Trifles light as air
O, what damned minutes tells he o'er
For a light wife doth make a heavy husband.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
A mother is a mother still,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Happy he With such a mother! faith in womankind
No …. holy father, throw away that thought.
Thrice blessed they that master so their blood,
A quotable quote about -
Virtue v Respectability
Several inspirational quotations about -
A Contented Life
Live while you live, the epicure would say,
He that has light within his own clear breast
Well may your hearts believe the truths I tell;
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,
The soul's calm sunshine and heartfelt joy.
Great poetry also shows insight about -
The Ancient Way
Happy he who far from business persuits
God made the country, and man made the town.
There are several cases where "other" poetry insights relate directly to some of the more problematic areas of human existence.
We should welcome this!!!
World Wide Humanity desperately needs such insights as they may provide clues to a compassionate and considered alleviation of many difficulties.
Several poetry insights about-
There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee.
Permit me... to tell You what the freedom is that I love and that to which I think that all men intitled. It is not solitary, unconnected, individual, selfish liberty. As if every man was to regulate the whole of his conduct by his own will. The Liberty I mean is social freedom. It is that state of things in which Liberty is secured by the equality of Restraint; A constitution of things in which the liberty of no one Man and no body of Men and no Number of men can find Means to trespass on the liberty of any Person or any description of Persons in the Society. This kind of Liberty is indeed but another name for Justice, ascertained by wise Laws. And secured by well constructed institutions.
The co-existence of several nations under the same State is a test, as well as the best security,
of its freedom. It is also one of the chief instruments of civilisation; and, as such, it is in the
natural and providential order, and indicates a state of greater advancement than the national unity
which is the ideal of modern Liberalism. The greatest adversary of the rights of nationality is the modern
(i.e. July 1862) theory of nationality. By making the State and the nation commensurate with each
other in theory, it reduces practically to a subject condition all other nationalities that may be
within the boundary. It cannot admit them to an equality with the ruling nation which constitutes
the State because the State would then cease to be national, which would be a contradiction of the
principle of its existence. According, therefore, to the degree of humanity and civilisation in that
dominant body which claims all the rights of the community, the inferior races are eliminated, or
reduced to servitude, or outlawed, or put in a condition of dependence.
Liberalism is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded on this planet.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end...liberty is the only object which benefits all alike, and provokes no sincere opposition...The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to to govern. Every class is unfit to govern ...Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Reason and Knowledge have always played a secondary, subordinate, auxiliary role in the life of peoples, and this will always be the case. A people is shaped and driven forward by an entirely different kind of force, one which commands and coerces them and the origin of which is obscure and inexplicable despite the reality of its presence.
One cannot avoid a certain feeling of disgust, when one observes the actions of man displayed on the great stage of the world. Wisdom is manifested by individuals here and there; but the web of human history as a whole appears to be woven from folly and childish vanity, often, too, from puerile wickedness and love of destruction: with the result that at the end one is puzzled to know what idea to form of our species which prides itself so much on its advantages.
Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made.
Immanuel Kant (as transliterated by Isaiah Berlin)
We hope that your interest in the Wisdom "somehow encapsulated" in great poetry has been greatly stimulated by the contents of this page and also of our "Central" poetry insights page.
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