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All Quotes by author - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
" Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. "
" All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame. "
" 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. "
" Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process. "
" Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. "
" Friendship is a sheltering tree. "
" Good and bad men are less than they seem. "
Good And Bad
" He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope. "
" 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. "
" 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? "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. "
" Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. "
" Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. "
" Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist. "
" Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor. "
" Talk of the devil, and his horns appear. "
" That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. "
" 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. "
" The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. "
" The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. "
" To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed. "
" Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding. "
" What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul. "
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