Samuel Taylor Coleridge

English romantic poet (1772-1834)

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Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.Rate it:
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.Rate it:
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 warRate it:
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.Rate it:
Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.Rate it:
Advice is like snow the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.Rate it:
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.Rate it:
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.Rate it:
All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius-- the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination.Rate it:
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.Rate it:
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Friendship is like a sheltering tree.Rate it:
He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.Rate it:
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge...Rate it:
My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.Rate it:
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.Rate it:
No Voice; but oh! the silence sank like music on my heart.Rate it:
Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.Rate it:
Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole.
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Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.Rate it:
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, forms our true honor.Rate it:
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.Rate it:
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Poetry the best words in the best order.Rate it:
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.Rate it:
Swans sing before they die -- t'were no bad thing did certain persons die before they sing.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.Rate it:
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.Rate it:
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.Rate it:
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse than worthless; no book that is not worth preserving, if its existence may be tolerated; as there may be some men whom it may be proper to hang, but none should be suffered to starve.Rate it:
There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.Rate it:
Water, water, everywhere,And all the boards did shrink.Water, water everywhere,Nor any drop to drink.Rate it:
What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?Rate it:
What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.Rate it:
What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.Rate it:
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.Rate it:

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