Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet and critic. Poems (1796), repr. In Poetical Works, ed. James Dyke Campbell (1893). To a Young Ass, l. 1-2, Morning Chronicle (Dec. 30, 1794).
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And I, the while, the sole unbusy thing, Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Work without Hope (l. 5-6). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve, And Hope without an object cannot live.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Work without Hope (l. 13-14). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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Nought cared this body for wind or weather When Youth and I lived in't together.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Youth and Age (l. 16-17). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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Life went a-maying With Nature, Hope, and Poesy, When I was young!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Youth and Age (l. 3-5). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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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), British poet, critic. Aids to Reflection, "Introductory Aphorisms," no. 27 (1825), repr. In Works, vol. I, ed. Professor Shedd (1853).
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He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Aids to Reflection, "Moral and Religious Aphorisms," no. 25 (1825), repr. In Works, vol. 1, ed. Professor Shedd (1853).
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But the lark is so brimful of gladness and love, The green fields below him, the blue sky above, That he sings, and he sings; and for ever sings he— \'I love my Love, and my Love loves me!'
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet. Answer to a Child's Question (l. 7-10). . . Poems [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. John Beer, ed. (1993) Everyman.
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No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Biographia Literaria, ch. 15 (1817).
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That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Biographia Literaria, ch. 14 (1817).
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