Shakespeare knew the human mind, and its most minute and intimate workings, and he never introduces a word, or a thought, in vain or out of place; if we do not understand him, it is our own fault
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers...
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion....
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or...
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry;...
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are...
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what...
No one does anything from a single motive.
No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a...
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams...
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of...
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.