Samuel Taylor Coleridge

1772 - 1834

A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on eternity and life

How well he fell asleepl Like some proud river, widening toward the sea; Calmly and grandly, silently and deep, Life joined eternity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Christabel. Part i.

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on children

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part i.

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on common sense, wisdom, and world

Common sense, in an uncommon degree, is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on darkness

The sun's rim dips; the stars rush out: At one stride comes the dark; With far-heard whisper o'er the sea, Off shot the spectre-bark.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part iii.

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on experience

The light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind us.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Carv'd with figures strange and sweet, All made out of the carver's brain.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Christabel. Part i.

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on friendship

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on belief, chance, children, debate, decisions, education, garden, giving, justice, kindness, liberty, religion, and wishes

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was involved in a discussion about religion. The other person believed that children should not be given formal religious education of any kind. They would then be free to select their own religion when they were old enough to decide. Coleridge did not bother to debate the point, but invited the man to see his rather neglected garden. "Do you call this a garden?" asked his visitor. "There are nothing but weeds here." "Well, you see," said Coleridge, "I did not wish to infringe on the liberty of the garden in any way. I was just giving the garden a chance to express itself and choose its own production.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on charity, compliments, feeling, happiness, kindness, kiss, life, and pleasure

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on quiet and sleep

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part v.

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