Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what...
Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than...
No one does anything from a single motive.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or...
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear
Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are...
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry;...
Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life,...
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed...
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before...
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and...
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.