To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or...
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself...
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented...
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old...
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Only the wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before...
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life,...
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
They politics like ours profess, The greater prey upon the less.
Politics are not my concern . . . They impressed me as a dog's life...
The only thing worse than a silly politician analyzing art is a silly artist analyzing...