John Keats

1795 - 1821

A Quote by John Keats on vanity and wisdom

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.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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A Quote by John Keats on certainty, heart, imagination, and truth

I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to Benjamin Bailey (22 November 1817)

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A Quote by John Keats on thought

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Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, Flushing his brow.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 16.

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A Quote by John Keats on charm and dreams

Those green-robed senators of mighty woods, Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest stars, Dream, and so dream all night without a stir.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Hyperion. Book i.

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A Quote by John Keats

As though a rose should shut and be a bud again.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 27.

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A Quote by John Keats

The silver snarling trumpets 'gan to chide.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 4.

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A Quote by John Keats on anxiety, religion, and wishes

His religion at best is an anxious wish,-like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by John Keats on aphorisms, meaning, ridicule, and truth

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."

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Voltaire. Foreign Review, 1829.

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A Quote by John Keats on eternity, silence, speech, and time

Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.

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A Quote by John Keats on children, silence, and time

Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn.

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