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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Inspiration
 
  Inspiration and genius—one and the same.
Victor Hugo.    
  1
  No man was ever great without divine inspiration.
Cicero.    
  2
  Inspiration must find answering inspiration.
A. Bronson Alcott.    
  3
  Contagious enthusiasm.
Mrs. Balfour.    
  4
  Inspiration is solitary, never consecutive.
Lamartine.    
  5
  Inspiration developed the noblest fantasies of the ancients.
Jules Janin.    
  6
  He is gifted with genius who knoweth much by natural inspiration.
Pindar.    
  7
  Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?
George Eliot.    
  8
        Our poesy is as a Gum, which oozes
From whence ’tis nourish’d; The fire i’ the flint
Shows not till it be struck; our gentle Flame
Provokes itself, and, like the current, flies
Each bound it chafes.
Shakespeare.    
  9
  The glow of inspiration warms us; this holy rapture springs from the seeds of the Divine mind sown in man.
Ovid.    
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