„Of all that is most beauteous, imaged there
In happier beauty; more pellucid streams,
An ampler ether, a diviner air,
And fields invested with purpureal gleams.“

Stanza 18.
Laodamia (1814)

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English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850

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—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

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„Is all our Life, then, but a dream
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Seen faintly in the golden gleam
Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?Bowed to the earth with bitter woe
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„The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.“

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Shall conquer Death the best,
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And bade us live and move,
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Tho’ mortal man he be,
Shall in his season rise again,
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Shall conquer Death the best,
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Shall grow divinely blest.”
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