I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
Happy New Year.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people,
with respect to our political interests,
than perhaps any other under heaven.
Every man among us reads, and is so easy
in his circumstances as to have leisure for
conversations of improvement
and for acquiring information.
Happy New Year 2015.