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 stars look very cold about the sky, And I have many miles on foot to fare.
Source: Keen, Fitful Gusts are Whispering Here and There
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing - to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. Not a select party.
Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (September 1819)
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.
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