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Born in October 21, 1772 / Died in July 25, 1834 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
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.
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process.
No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors; two, facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all.
A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.
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.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
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.
How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!
O pure of heart! Thou needest not ask of me what this strong music in the soul may be!
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.
To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.
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.
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.