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.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
No one does anything from a single motive.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
Poetry: the best words in the best order
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed...
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than...
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart...
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the...
All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers...
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented...
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse...
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or...
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they...
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of...