Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a famous English poet and philosopher. He was born on this day October 21 in the year 1772 and died in 1834.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to think about and to motivate us.
“He prayeth best who loveth best, all things both great and small.”
“Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions, forms our true honor.”
“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.”
“Friends should be weighed, not told; who boasts to have won a multitude of friends has never had one.”
“Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate.”
“People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.”
“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.”
“Deep thinking is attainable only by a man of deep feeling, and all truth is a species of revelation.”
“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.”
“Sir, I admit your general rule: That every poet is a fool but you yourself may serve to show it, that every fool is not a poet.”
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