All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers of love, and feed his sacred flame.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as...
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse...
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion....
I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language religion government...
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect...
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they...
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.
No one does anything from a single motive.
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon-forgotten charities...
General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are...
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They...
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.