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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
October 21, 1772 - July 25, 1834
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.


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.


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


Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.


How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.


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.


A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.


Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.


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


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


To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.


Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.


He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.


The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.


All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.


A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.


I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

    Topics: Children

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.


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.


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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