Samuel Taylor Coleridge — English Poet born on October 21, 1772, died on July 25, 1834

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson and American transcendentalism... (wikipedia)

Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
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.

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