Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.Plato
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We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s dam is the history we make today.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.