Topic: Influence

I am the Teacher of Athletes

I am the teacher of athletes; He that by me spreads a wider breast than my own, proves the width of my own; He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher. The boy I love, the same becomes a man, not through derived...

By Walt Whitman
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23 February

“In sweet music is such art”

Orpheus, with his lute, made trees, And the mountain-tops that freeze, Bow themselves when he did sing; To his music plants and flowers Ever sprung, as sun and showers There had made a lasting Spring. Every thing that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea, Hung their heads, and then lay...

By William Shakespeare
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31 August