Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

Advice is like snow the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
Five miles meandering with mazy motion,Through dale the sacred river ran,Then reached the caverns measureless to man,And sank the tumult to a lifeless oceanAnd 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from farAncestral voices prophesying war
Water, water, everywhere,And all the boards did shrink.Water, water everywhere,Nor any drop to drink.
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose words in their best order-poetry the best words in the best order.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship--never.
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Poetry the best words in the best order.
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided 1.That dear old soul2. That old woman3. That old witch.
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.
An orphan's curse would drag to HellA spirit from on highBut oh More horrible than thatIs the curse in a dead man's eye.
What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
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