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.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
Source: Kubla Khan
Contributed by: Zaady
Common sense, in an uncommon degree, is what the world calls wisdom.
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.
Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part iii.
The light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind us.
A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn.
Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part vii.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Alone, alone,-all, all alone; Alone on a wide, wide sea.
Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part iv.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms, and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
A lady richly clad as she, Beautiful exceedingly.
Source: Christabel. Part i.
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