William Cullen Bryant

Literary Birthday – 3 November – William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant was born 3 November 1794, and died 12 June 1878.

Five Quotes

  1. Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything in second place.
  2. Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
  3. Can anything be imagined more abhorrent to every sentiment of generosity and justice, than the law which arms the rich with the legal right to fix, by assize, the wages of the poor? If this is not slavery, we have forgotten its definition.
  4. Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.
  5. Weep not that the world changes -did it keep a stable changeless state, ‘twere cause indeed to weep.

William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and the editor of the New York Evening Post. His short stories are collected in The Complete Stories of William Cullen Bryant.

Source for Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Cullen_Bryant_Cabinet_Card_by_Mora-crop.jpg   José María Mora, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 3rd November 2014