Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

English poet and critic

Lived from: 1772-1834

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
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    And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
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    Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
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    No one does anything from a single motive.
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    To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
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    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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    Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
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    All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
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    Alone, alone, all all alone. Alone on a wide, wide sea!
    Source: Rhyme of the ancient mariner (1798)
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    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!
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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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    Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
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    As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
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    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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    But what is freedom?
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