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.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no...
In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace;...
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself...
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before...
So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They...
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of...
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
No one does anything from a single motive.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold.
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and...
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence...
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change...
Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our...