Quotable Quickie: Perfect the Human Nevermore

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.

Edgar Allan Poe (1807 – 1849)

Yesterday was Edgar Allan Poe’s 207th birthday. Yes, we’re a day late, but I highly doubt he’d notice. Happy belated birthday, Mr. Poe. May the afterlife be half as dreadfully exciting as in your tales.

Be still, tell tale heart. Investigate beneath the floorboards for other Quotable Quickies.

[Header image source: Huffington Post]

2 Replies to “Quotable Quickie: Perfect the Human Nevermore”

    1. I highly doubt it. I don’t think our proclivities or natures have changed very much, just our environment. Humans have evolved to be such flexible creatures. I could see us living just as we had 20,000 years ago – given the same environment again.

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