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What begins in fear usually ends in folly.
Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony.
Hence, viper thoughts, that coil around my mind, Reality's dark dream! I turn from you, and listen to the wind.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Facts are not truths they are not conclusions they are not even premisses but in the nature and parts of premisses.
As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.- (1772-1834)
Ah! well a-day! what evil looks Had I from old and young! Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung.
The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
Fear gives sudden instincts of skill.
A man’s desire is for the woman, but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
He prayeth well who loveth well Both man and bird and beast. He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small For the dear God who loveth us He made and loveth all.
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.
No man was ever yet a great poet, without at the same time being a profound philosopher.
To be loved is all I need, And whom I love, I love indeed.
An ear for music is very different from a taste for music. I have no ear whatever I could not sing an air to save my life but I have the intensest delight in music and can detect good from bad.
Advice is like snow the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
No man does anything from a single motive.
As long as there are readers to be delighted with calumny there will be found reviewers to calumniate.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing did certain persons die before they sing.
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Love is flower like Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose - words in their best order poetry - the best words in their best order.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith
Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legsUpon the slimy sea.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship which illumine only the track it has passed.
Since then, at an uncertain hour, That agony returns: And till my ghastly tale is told, This heart within me burns.
Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.
What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole its body brevity and wit its soul.
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.
On Pilgrim's Progress: “I could not have believed beforehand that Calvinism could be painted in such exquisitely delightful colors.
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
In Xanadu did Kubla KhanA stately pleasure-dome decree:Where Alph, the sacred river, ranThrough caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.
A savage place! as holy and enchanted As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.