Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

For he on honey-dew hath fed, And drunk the milk of Paradise.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

That gracious thing, made up of tears and light. ††

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be! Yes, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Good and bad men are less than they seem.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets, historians, biographers, etc., if they could; they have tried their talents at one or the other, and have failed; therefore they turn critics.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Blest hour! it was a luxury to be!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The present system of taking oaths is horrible. It is awfully absurd to make a man invoke God's wrath upon himself, if he speaks false; it is, in my judgment, a sin to do so.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The book of Job is pure Arab poetry of the highest and most antique cast.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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