35 Inspirational Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes On success

35 Inspirational Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes On success

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He also shared volumes and collaborated with Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Charles Lloyd. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on William Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. May these Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Experience informs us that the first defence of weak minds is to recriminate.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

2. Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

3. “The wise only possess ideas, the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

4. “To be beloved is all I need, And whom I love, I love indeed.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

5. “A single thought is that which it is from other thoughts as a wave of the sea takes its form and shape from the waves which precede and follow it.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

6. “I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

7. “To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

8. “The Beautiful arises from the perceived harmony of an object, whether sight or sound, with the inborn and constitutive rules of the judgment and imagination: and it is always intuitive.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

9. “If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

10. “The author of Biographia Literaria was already a ruined man. Sometimes, however, to be a “ruined man” is itself a vocation.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

11. “Love is flower like, Friendship is like a sheltering tree.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

12. “Our own heart, and not other men’s opinion, forms our true honor.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

13. “I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

14. “That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

15. “What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

16. “There is one art of which people should be masters – the art of reflection.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

17. “And in today already walks tomorrow.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

18. As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless, for it is even that constitutes its genius – the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

19. “He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

20. “In the deepest night of trouble and sorrow God gives us so much to be thankful for that we need never cease our singing. With all our wisdom and foresight we can take a lesson in gladness and gratitude from the happy bird that sings all night, as if the day were not long enough to tell its joy.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

21. “To believe and to understand are not diverse things, but the same things in different periods of growth.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

22. “Within today, tomorrow is already walking.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

23. “Genius is the power of carrying the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

24. “What comes from the heart goes to the heart.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

25. “Deep thinking is attainable only by a man of deep feeling, and all truth is a species of revelation.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

26. “This world has angels all too few, and heaven is overflowing.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

27. “Readers may be divided into four classes: 1) Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2) Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3) Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4) Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

28. “No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

29. “A great mind must be androgynous.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

30. “He prayeth best who loveth best.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

31. “Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

32. “People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

33. “My eyes make pictures when they are shut.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

34. “Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

35. “The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be good.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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