October 13, 2016

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

“A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.”

“A man’s as old as he’s feeling. A woman as old as she looks.”

“All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.”

“Aloof with hermit-eye I scan The present works of present man — A wild and dreamlike trade of blood and guile, Too foolish for a tear, too wicked for a smile!”

“And in today already walks tomorrow.”

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.”

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”

“He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.”

“If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!”

“If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.”

“There is not wind enough to twirl The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.”