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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.

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    Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.

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

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    The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

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    Poetry: the best words in the best order.

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    I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language / religion / government / blood / identity in these makes men of one country.

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    The Language of the Dream/Night is contrary to that of Waking/Day. It is a language of Images and Sensations, the various dialects of which are far less different from each other, than the various Day-Languages of Nations.

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    The primary imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I Am.

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    The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

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    The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she, / Who thicks man's blood with cold.

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    The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are / 1. Security to possessors; 2. Facility to acquirers; and, 3. Hope to all.

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    A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man

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    Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.

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    An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.

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    A sight to dream of, not to tell!

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    Poetry is not the proper antithesis to prose, but to science. Poetry is opposed to science, and prose to metre.

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    Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.

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    A spring of love gushed from my heart, / And I blessed them unaware.

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