A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone without facts, for then it would be mere Philosophy;Mnor of facts alone without ideas, of which those facts are symbols, or out of which they arise, or upon which they are grounded: for then it would be mere History.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), British poet, critic. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 14, ed. Kathleen Coburn (1990). "Table Talk," Dec. 3, 1831, Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1835).