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Summary

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (born in Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England, died in Highgate, England) was a famous Poet from England, who lived between October 21, 1772 and July 25, 1834. He became 61 years old.

Biography

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, critic and philosopher who, together with William Wordsworth was one of the founders of the Romantic movement in England. He was also one of Lake lyrikerne. He is probably best known for his poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan", and not least his prose work, "Biographies Literaria".

The first draft of "Kubla Khan" must have formed during opiumsrus; Coleraine use of opium were notorious, though in his time had not yet awareness of the drug's disruptive effects fully acknowledged.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 52 quotes who is written / told by Samuel, under the main topics: Words of Wisdom, Love, Nature, Poetry, Wisdom.

Related authors: William Wordsworth

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Taylor_Coleridge

Famous quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (52)


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"Silence does not always mark wisdom"
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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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"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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"I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged"
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"How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them"
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"He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope"
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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"
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"All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness"
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"A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks"
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"The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man"
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"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father"
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"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure"
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"I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance"
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"Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming"
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"No one does anything from a single motive"
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"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"
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"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom"
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"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame"
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"A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive"
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"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me"
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"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm"
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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"
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"Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style"
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"If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake - Aye, what then?"
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"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends"
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"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"
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"A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man"
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"The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature"
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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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"Poetry: the best words in the best order"
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"He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all"
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"Good and bad men are less than they seem"
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"Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants"
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"As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams become the substances of my life"
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"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"
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"What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul"
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"To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill"
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"The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable"
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"That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith"
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"Talk of the devil, and his horns appear"
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"Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process"
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"Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth"
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"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"
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"Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never"
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"Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic"
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"Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist"
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"General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves"
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"Friendship is a sheltering tree"
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"Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind"
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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"
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"Poetry: the best words in the best order"


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