Posted by: felinegroovy | October 31, 2006

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm

Samuel Taylor Coleridge said or wrote all these things:

This is the one I would put on a name badge or a TShirt and wear every day:
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.

pure of heart! Thou needest not ask of me what this strong music in the soul may be!

Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions form our true honor.

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

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

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake – Aye, what then?

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.

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

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.

General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.

Good and bad men are less than they seem.

Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

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 the best order.

No one does anything from a single motive.

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.

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.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/samuel_taylor_coleridge.html

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