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Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Sympathy and Love


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.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Forethought and Instinct (see the difference?)


As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.

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My thought on this: Sometimes instinct brings about better outcomes, that forethought….otherwise, let’s say in chess, everybody would win all the time. Also when an instinct is more powerful than any forethought you may have tried…well, it’s OK the choose to guide yourself by… instinct!

Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Poetry


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.

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Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge on knights bones, swords, and souls


The knight’s bones are dust,
And his good sword rust;
His soul is with the saints, I trust.

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Today’s Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) – On the young, the old and the in-between


I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

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