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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.



Socrates was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as the founder of Western philosophy and among the first moral philosophers of the ethical tradition of thought.

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    J'ai décidé que ce n'était pas la sagesse qui permettait aux poètes d'écrire leur poésie, mais une sorte d'instinct ou d'inspiration, comme chez les voyants et les prophètes, qui transmettent tous leurs sublimes messages sans même savoir ce qu'ils signifient.

    கவிஞர்கள் தங்கள் கவிதைகளை எழுத உதவியது ஞானம் அல்ல என்று நான் முடிவு செய்தேன், ஆனால் ஒரு வகையான உள்ளுணர்வு அல்லது உத்வேகம், நீங்கள் பார்ப்பவர்கள் மற்றும் தீர்க்கதரிசிகள் போன்றவற்றைக் காணலாம்.

    Şairlerin şiirlerini yazmalarını sağlayan şeyin bilgelik değil, bir tür içgüdü ya da ilham olduğuna karar verdim, tüm yüce mesajlarını en azından ne demek istediklerini bilmeden ileten görenlerde ve peygamberlerde bulduğunuz gibi.

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