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105 Famous Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
10/21/1772 - 7/25/1834
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Talk of the devil, and his horns appear

Devil Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree; Where Alph, the sacred river ran, Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.

Rivers Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Kubla Khan

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Five miles meandering with mazy motion, Through dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank the tumult to a lifeless ocean: And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices prophesying war!

Literature Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Kubla Khan

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The moving moon went up to the sky, And nowhere did abide; Softly she was going up, And a star or two beside.

Moon Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. IV)

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For why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind? The air is cut away before, And closes from behind.

Ships Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner

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Dew-drops are the gems of morning, But the tears of mournful eve!

Dew Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Youth and Age

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Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess which will itself need reforming.

Reform Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.

Experience Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. VII, last st.)

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"Most musical, most melancholy" bird! A melancholy bird! Oh! idle thought! In nature there is nothing melancholy.

Nightingales Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Nightingale

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My eyes make pictures, when they are shut.

Dreams Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: A Day Dream

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My eyes make pictures, when they are shut.

Eyes Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: A Day Dream

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Silence is a friend who will never betray.

Silence Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Wanderings of Cain

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Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee, Whether the summer clothe the general earth With greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch Smokes in the sunthaw; whether the eve-drops fall, Heard only in the trances of the blast, Of if the secret ministry of frost Shall hang them up in silent icicles, Quietly shining to the quiet moon.

Seasons Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Frost at Midnight

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Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth, And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny, and youth is vain; And to be wrothe with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain.

Anger Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Christabel (pt. II)

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Blest hour! It was a luxury--to be!

Luxury Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Reflections on having left a Place of Retirement (l. 43)

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'Tis the merry nightingale That crowds, and hurries, and precipitates With fast thick warble his delicious notes, As he were fearful that an April night Would be too short for him to utter forth His love-chant, and disburthen his full soul Of all its music!

Nightingales Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Nightingale (l.43)

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So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.

Loneliness Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Pedantry consists in the use of words unsuitable to the time, place, and company.

Language Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Biographia Literaria (ch. X)

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Acquaintance many, and conquaintance few, But for inquaintance I know only two - The friend I've wept and the maid I woo

Acquaintance Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heart-felt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling

Kissing Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged

Melancholy Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe

Pity Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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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.

Sympathy Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Never, believe me, Appear the Immortals, Never alone.

Gods Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Visits of the Gods, imitated from Schiller

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A spring of love gushed from my heart, And I bless'd them unaware.

Blessings Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. IV)

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