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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

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

"To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning."

"Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face."

"Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm."

"My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties."

"How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!"

"Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet."

"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."

"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!"

"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."

"Friendship is a sheltering tree."

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

"The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are - 1. Security to possessors; 2. Facility to acquirers; and, 3. Hope to all."

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

"People of humor are always in some degree people of genius."

"Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from."

"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."

"That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith."

"All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness."

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

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