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Nature not content with denying

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.
– A.E. Housman

Even when poetry has a

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
– A.E. Housman

Great literature should do some

Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
– A.E. Housman

The troubles of our proud

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The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail.
– A.E. Housman

Some men are more interesting

Some men are more interesting than their books but my book is more interesting than its man.
– A.E. Housman

Knowledge is good method is

Knowledge is good, method is good, but one thing beyond all others is necessary; and that is to have a head, not a pumpkin, on your shoulders and brains, not pudding, in your head.
– A.E. Housman

Perfect understanding will sometimes almost

Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
– A.E. Housman

Life to be sure is

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Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose, But young men think it is, and we were young.
– A.E. Housman

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
– A. E. Housman