Famous quote by Edgar Allan Poe

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It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial
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"It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial"

- Edgar Allan Poe

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This quote by Edgar Allan Poe is a metaphor for how fact can typically be discovered in the most obvious locations. He is recommending that fact is typically found on the surface area, which it is often the most important when it is the most apparent. He is comparing reality to ore, which is an important mineral that is frequently found near the surface of the earth. He is recommending that truth resembles ore because it is frequently found in the most obvious locations and is the most important when it is the most superficial. This quote is a tip that we must not overlook the apparent when looking for truth, as it is often the most important.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Edgar Allan Poe between January 19, 1809 and October 7, 1849. He/she was a famous Poet from USA. The author also have 37 other quotes.

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