The painter who is content with the praise of the world for what does not satisfy himself, is not an artist, but an artisan; for though his reward be only praise, his pay is that of a mechanic.
The most intangible, and therefore the worst kind of a lie, is a half-truth. — This is the peculiar device of the “conscientious” detractor.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich American Poet
- John Ciardi American Poet
- Edgar Allan Poe American Poet
- Walt Whitman American Poet
- Edgar Guest English-born American Poet
- Nathaniel Parker Willis American Poet, Playwright
- Edwin Markham American Poet
- Gertrude Stein American Writer
- Josiah Gilbert Holland American Novelist
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American Poet