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T.S Eliot

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

Where is the life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

Deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.

Portrait of T.S Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888 – 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic. His poem named 'The Love Song' is regarded as a masterpiece of the modernist movement. He followed this with some of the best-known poems in the English language, including 'Gerontion', 'The Waste Land', 'The Hollow Men', 'Ash Wednesday' and 'Four Quartets'.

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Read Eliot's magnificent poem, The Four Quartets

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.

The soul is so far from being a monad that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself but to interpret ourself to ourself.

Poetry makes us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate.