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105 Famous Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
10/21/1772 - 7/25/1834
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Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.

Freedom Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Sonnet

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O! lady, we receive but what we give, And in our life alone doth nature live; Ours is her wedding garment, ours her shroud!

Results Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Dejection--An Ode (IV)

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While many a glowworm in the shade Lights up her love torch.

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

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Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.

Praise Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Hymn Before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni (last line)

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O sleep! it is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven That slid into my soul.

Sleep Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. V, st. 1)

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Visit her, gentle Sleep! with wings of healing, And may this storm be but a mountain-birth, May all the stars hang bright above her dwelling, Silent as though they watched the sleeping Earth!

Sleep Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Dejection--An Ode (st. 8)

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Life went a-Maying With Nature, Hope, and Poesy; When I was young! When I was young?--Ah, woful when!

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

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Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.

Hope Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Work Without Hope (st. 2)

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Like one, that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.

Fear Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. VI)

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Ah! replied my gentle fair, Beloved, what are names but air? Choose thou, whatever suits the line: Call me Sappho, call me Chloris, Call me Lalage, or Doris, Only, only, call me thine.

Names Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: What's in a Name

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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.

Criticism Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton (p. 36)

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A noise like of a hidden brook In the leafy month of June, That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune.

Brooks Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. V, st. 18)

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And the spring comes slowly up this way.

Spring Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Christabel (pt. I)

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Ancestral voices prophesying war.

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Kubla Khan

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Iago's soliloquy--the motive-hunting of a motiveless malignity--how awful it is!

Motive Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Shakespeare--Notes on Othello

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He saw a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility! And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that apes humility.

Humility Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Devil's Walk

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Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to Heaven conveyed, And bade it blossom there.

Epitaphs Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Epitaph on an Infant

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That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by cutting too close with the fiery four-in-hand round the corner of nonsense.

Ridicule Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Table Talk

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He holds him with his glittering eye-- . . . . And listens like a three years' child.

Listening Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. I, st. 4), last line claimed by Wordsworth

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And a good south wind sprung up behind, The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariner's hollo! "God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends that plague thus thee!-- Why look'st thou so?"--"With my cross-bow I shot the Albatross."

Albatrosses Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. I, st. 18)

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The frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped by any wind.

Winter Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Frost at Midnight (l. 1)

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

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

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And so, his senses gradually wrapt In a half sleep, he dreams of better worlds, And dreaming hears thee still, O singing lark; That singest like an angel in the clouds.

Dreams Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Fears in Solitude

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Lovely was the death Of Him whose life was Love! Holy with power, He on the thought-benighted Skeptic beamed Manifest Godhead.

Christ Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Religious Musings (l. 29)

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It sounds like stories from the land of spirits, If any man obtain that which he merits, Or any merit that which he obtains.

Merit Quotes, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Source: Complaint

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