Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

29 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."
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"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."
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"Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing."
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"Poetry: the best words in the best order."
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"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."
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"There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch."
"As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale -- my dreams become the substances of my life."
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"How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!"
"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm."
"Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face."
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"And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were."
"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."
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"The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them."
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"A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory"
"Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain"
"Good and bad men are less than they seem."
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"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends."
"Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more."
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"Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."
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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."
Author: Coleridge Quotes Category: Language Quotes

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