Samuel Taylor Coleridge

1772 - 1834

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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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on belief

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You do not believe, you only believe that you believe.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part vii.

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on advice and mind

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Alone, alone,-all, all alone; Alone on a wide, wide sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part iv.

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on aphorisms, knowledge, and men

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.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A lady richly clad as she, Beautiful exceedingly.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Christabel. Part i.

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