I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are...
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a...
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of...
Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.
Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They...
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion....
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed...
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
Only the wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the...
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before...
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in...
The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold.
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse...
The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute...
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The...