40 Inspirational Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Collection of famous quotes by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He also shared volumes and collaborated with Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Charles Lloyd.

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Best Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

As I live and am a man this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship which illuminate only the track it has passed.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In politics what begins in fear usually ends in failure.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment which constitutes poetic faith.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In politics what begins in fear usually ends in failure.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other and both together make up one whole.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love is flower like Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Language is the armory of the human mind and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately but write from recollection and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other and both together make up one whole.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately but write from recollection and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose = words in their best order – poetry = the best words in the best order.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In politics what begins in fear usually ends in failure.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other and both together make up one whole.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately but write from recollection and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity and end in loving himself better than all.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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