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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.
Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect.
Source: The Fall of Hyperion
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.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom - one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.
Source: Letter to Benjamin Bailey (22 November 1817)
The poetry of earth is never dead.
Source: On the Grasshopper and Cricket.
His religion at best is an anxious wish,-like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps.
We have oftener than once endeavoured to attach some meaning to that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which however we can find nowhere in his works, that "ridicule is the test of truth."
Source: Voltaire. Foreign Review, 1829.
Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.
Source: Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
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