John Keats

1795 - 1821

A Quote by John Keats on death, earth, and poetry

The poetry of earth is never dead.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: On the Grasshopper and Cricket.

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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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A Quote by John Keats on eternity, silence, and thought

Thou, silent form, doth tease us out of thought As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn.

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A Quote by John Keats on birds, magic, mind, and sleep

O magic sleep! O comfortable bird, That broodest o'er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush'd and smooth!

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Endymion

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A Quote by John Keats

So many, and so many, and such glee.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Endymion. Book iv.

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A Quote by John Keats on good, kindness, love, sorrow, and thought

To sorrow I bade good-morrow, And thought to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, She loves me dearly; She is so constant to me, and so kind.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Endymion. Book iv.

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A Quote by John Keats on angels and clarity

E'en like the passage of an angel's tear That falls through the clear ether silently.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: To One who has been long in City pent.

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