Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor
Coleridge
1772
1834

English Poet, Romantic, Literary Critic and Philosopher, a Founder of the Romantic Movement in England

Author Quotes

In religious matters it is holiness which gives authority.

In wonder all philosophy began; in wonder it ends; and admiration fills up the interspace. But the first wonder is the offspring of ignorance: the last is the parent of adoration.

It is not impossible that to some infinitely superior being the whole universe may be as one plain, the distance between planet and planet being only as the pores in a grain of sand, and the spaces between system and system no greater than the intervals between one grain and the grain adjacent.

Life is the one universal soul, which by virtue of the enlivening Breath, and the informing Word, all organized bodies have in common, each after its kind.

Love is a desire of the whole being to be united to some thing, or some being, felt necessary to its completeness, by the most perfect means that nature permits, and reason dictates.

Miracles are not proofs, but the necessary results, of revelation.

Nature is the term in which we comprehend all things that are representable in the forms of Time and Space.

Never be afraid to doubt, if only you have the disposition to believe, and doubt in order than you may end in believing the truth.

No man in a thousand has the strength of mind or goodness of heart to be an atheist.

No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Author Picture
First Name
Samuel Taylor
Last Name
Coleridge
Birth Date
1772
Death Date
1834
Bio

English Poet, Romantic, Literary Critic and Philosopher, a Founder of the Romantic Movement in England