quote by Edgar Allan Poe

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.

— Edgar Allan Poe

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We learn from history that we do not learn from history

We should come home from adventures and perils and discoveries with new experiences and character.

The ignorant and the deluded are, I think, in a strange way to be envied.

That which is not known of does not trouble us, while an imagined but insubstantial peril does not harm us. To know the truths behind reality is a far greater burden.

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.

Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.

Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.

The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity.

Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star.

The peril of the hour moved the British to tremendous exertions, just as always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible. Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

Life is but a day; A fragile dewdrop on its perilous way From a tree's summit.

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

In this perilous world, if a black boy wanted to live a halfway normal life and die a natural death he had to learn early the art of how to get along with white folks.

According to physiological law, all natural, normal functions of the body are achieved without peril or pain. Birth is a natural, normal physiological function for normal, healthy women and their healthy babies. It can, therefore, be inferred that healthy women, carrying healthy babies, can safely birth without peril or pain.

If you are ever inclined to pray for a missionary, do it at once, where ever you are. Perhaps he may be in great peril at that moment.

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us.

Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.

The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.

Look back, and smile on perils past.

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.

I do not see the road ahead of me...you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Cowards shrink from toil and peril, Vulgar souls attempt and fail;

Men of mettle, nothing daunted, Persevere till they prevail.

Some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.

There is far greater peril in buying knowledge than in buying meat and drink.

Relationship. R-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-S-H-I-P means this: Really exciting love affair turns into overwhelming nightmare. Sobriety hangs in peril.

We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.

When you face the perils of weariness, carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life. Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.

You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.

The tests of life are to make, not break us.

Trouble may demolish a man's business but build up his character. The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man.

I come from a state that has virtually no gun control.

And yet, at political peril, I voted for an instant background check, which I want to see strengthened and expanded. I voted to ban certain types of assault weapons which are designed only to kill people.

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.

History is who we are and why we are the way we are.

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.

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