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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

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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.'

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

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

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

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

'All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness'

'animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants'

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

'General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves'

'Good and bad men are less than they seem.'

'Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.'

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

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

'I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.'

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

'No one does anything from a single motive.'

'Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.'

'Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.'

'Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never'

'Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.'

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

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

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

'The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.'

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

'To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill'

'Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding'

'Summer has set in with its usual severity'

Born in Ottery St. Mary, Devon
Died in Highgate, London
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