Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 July 25, 1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets.
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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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers of love, and feed his sacred flame.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Only the wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The primary imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I Am.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It was a miracle of rare device, a sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment which constitutes poetic faith.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, forms our true honor.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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