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About Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, philosopher and literary critic remembered for founding the Romantic Movement in England along with fellow English poet William Wordsworth. Some of his most notable poems include 1798's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and 1816's Kubla Khan. He is regarded as one of the greatest English poet of all time.
He was the youngest of the ten children born to Reverend John Coleridge and his second wife Anne Bowden. From 1795 to 1808, he was married to Sarah Fricker, with whom he fathered three sons and a daughter.
He battled with numerous bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his adult years, leading many historians to believe he suffered from bipolar disorder.
He struggled with a lifelong addiction to opium.
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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.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams become the substances of my life.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Friendship is a sheltering tree.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose = words in their best order - poetry = the best words in the best order.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love is flower like Friendship is like a sheltering tree.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry: the best words in the best order.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors two, facility to acquirers and three, hope to all.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a famous English poet and philosopher, who was born on October 21, 1772. As a person born on this date, Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed in our database as the 28th most popular celebrity for the day (October 21).
People born on October 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the 774th most popular Libra.
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