Samuel Taylor Coleridge Sayings and Quotes

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Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When a man mistakes his thoughts for persons and things, this is madness.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable. It is no doubt a sublimer effort of genius than the Greek style; but then it depends much more on execution for its effect.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The poet is the man made to solve the riddle of the universe who brings the whole soul of man into activity.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

How did the atheist get his idea of that God whom he denies?     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The annals of the French Revolution prove that the knowledge of the few cannot counteract the ignorance of the many.The light of philosophy, when it is confined to a small minority, points out the possessors as the victims rather than the illuminators of the multitude.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And in Life's noisiest hour, There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee, The heart's Self-solace and soliloquy. You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within.      

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The true key to the declension of the Roman empire which is not to be found in all Gibbon's immense work may be stated in two words: the imperial character overlaying, and finally destroying, the national character. Rome under Trajan was an empire without a nation.      

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The bride hath paced into the hall,Red as a rose is she.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our own heart, and not other men's opinion forms our true honor     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Come, come thou bleak December wind, And blow the dry leaves from the tree! Flash, like a Love-thought, thro'me, Death And take a Life that wearies me.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Thicker than rain-drops on November thorn.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A little child, a limber elf, / Singing, dancing to itself, / A fairy thing with red round cheeks, / That always finds, and never seeks, / Makes such a vision to the sight / As fills a father's eyes with light.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Drest as a bridesmaid, but all pale and cold, / With roseless cheek, all pale and cold and dim, / Lie lifeless at my feet! / And then came Love, a sylph in bridal trim, / And stood beside my seat; / She bent, and kiss'd her sister's lips, / As she was wont to do;-- / Alas! 'twas but a chilling breath / Woke just enough of life in death / To make Hope die anew.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

O struggling with the darkness all the night,/ And visited all night by troops of stars.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions— the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.     

Samuel Taylor Coleridge