John Keats

1795 - 1821

A Quote by John Keats on doubt, facts, mystery, and reason

I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. . . .

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to his brothers (December 1817)

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A Quote by John Keats on beauty, certainty, clarity, perception, and truth

I never can feel certain of any truth, but from a clear perception of its beauty.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (January 1819)

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A Quote by John Keats on beauty, earth, needs, and truth

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'-that is all Ye know on earth, and all Ye need to know.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn

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A Quote by John Keats on books, happiness, history, and people

Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Life of Frederick the Great. Book xvi. Chap. i.

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A Quote by John Keats on play, sensuality, and spirit

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on; Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd, Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn (1820)

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A Quote by John Keats

That large utterance of the early gods!

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Hyperion. Book i.

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A Quote by John Keats on body, books, dreams, lies, past, soul, and time

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Hero as a Man of Letters.

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A Quote by John Keats on feeling, hope, regret, and religion

We must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion, or with any other feeling than regret and hope and brotherly commiseration.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by John Keats on dreams and paradise

Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Fall of Hyperion

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A Quote by John Keats on sleep

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Shed no tear - O, shed no tear! The flower will bloom another year. Weep no more - O, weep no more! Young buds sleep in the root's white core.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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