Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country . . . .Let every bookworm, when in any fragrant, scarce, old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an illustration, that does his heart good, hasten to give it.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
Contributed by: Zaady
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.
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.
Source: Kubla Khan
Common sense, in an uncommon degree, is what the world calls wisdom.
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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