The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.
The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice.
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
A state without some means of change is without the means of its conservation.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.