~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
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.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Poetry the best words in the best order.
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.
No Voice; but oh! the silence sank like music on my heart.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
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.
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.
He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
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.
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
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.
All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.