Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes









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


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.




There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse than worthless; no book that is not worth preserving, if its existence may be tolerated; as there may be some men whom it may be proper to hang, but none should be suffered to starve.




What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.




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

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











I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.



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.





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Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean
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What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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