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


Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Could I revive within me Her symphony and song, To such a deep delight 'twould win me, That with mus...
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As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale -- my dreams become the substances of my life.
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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 m...
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The one red leaf, the last of its clan, / That dances as often as dance it can, / Hanging so light, ...
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No man does anything from a single motive
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When the ivy-tod is heavy with snow, / And the owlet whoops to the wolf below.
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He saw a cottage with a double coach house, A cottage of gentility; And the Devil did grin, for his ...
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Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
No...
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Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
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All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers of...
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How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
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The ice was here, the ice was there, / The ice was all around; / It cracked and growled, and roared ...
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Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to...
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As idle as a painted ship / Upon a painted ocean.
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The moving moon went up the sky, / And nowhere did abide: / Softly she was going up, / And a star or...
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He saw a cottage with a double coach house, A cottage of gentility; And the Devil did grin, for his ...
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Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weap...
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In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
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Let every bookworm, when in any fragrant, scarce, old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an illu...
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Schiller has the material sublime.
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Whether the eave-drops fall / Heard only in the trances of the blast, / Or if the secret ministry of...
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He holds him with his glittering eye-- . . . . And listens like a three years' child.
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I dislike the frequent use of the word virtue, instead of righteousness, in the pulpit; in prayer or...
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He prayeth well who loveth well Both man and bird and beast.
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I never think of the future--it comes soon enough.
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If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that...
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He was, as every truly great poet has ever been, a good man; but finding it impossible to realize hi...
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– I should much wish, like the Indian Vishna, to float along an infinite ocean cradled in the flow...
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The guests are met, the feast is set. / May'st hear the merry din.
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If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us. But passion and party blind our eye...
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The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
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Ancestral voices prophesying war.
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That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by cutting too close with the fiery four-i...
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Or soar aloft to be the spangled skies And gaze upon her with a thousand eyes.
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Hast thou a charm to stay the morning-star In his steep course?
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Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order.
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Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each...
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I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language -- religion -- government -- blood -- i...
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People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
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As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius -- the power...
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To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has pa...
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All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
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Swans sing before they die -- t'were no bad thing did certain persons die before they sing.
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Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
With...
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My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intel...
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Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
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The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
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A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone witho...
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An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a s...
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A spring of love gushed from my heart, And I bless'd them unaware.
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