Common sense, in an uncommon degree, is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Carv'd with figures strange and sweet, All made out of the carver's brain.
Source: Christabel. Part i.
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.
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