Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence...
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect...
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Facts are not truths; they are not conclusions; they are not even premises, but in...
The religion of the Jews is, indeed, a light; but it is as the light...
Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They...
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the...
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten...
In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace;...
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government...
The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.
If it is dangerous to suppose that government is always right, it will sooner or...