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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
God has chosen a poet generally when he has a message to give.  1
It is not good to be the poet of a village.  German.  2
Was flattery lost on poet’s ear,
A simple race, they waste their toil
For the vain tribute of a smile.  Scott.
Poets are born, but orators are made.  4
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.  Benjamin Disraeli.  5
The poet is born, not made. (Poeta nacitur, not fit.)  6
The poet of all sorts of artificers is proudest of his work.  7
Those who are poets can make soup of sausage skewers.  Hans Andersen.  8
To a poet even a rush may be vocal.  Turkish.  9

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