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.
John Keats (1795 - 1821)
Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (September 1819)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.
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.
Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time.
Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Thou, silent form, doth tease us out of thought As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
O magic sleep! O comfortable bird, That broodest o'er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush'd and smooth!
So many, and so many, and such glee.
Source: Endymion. Book iv.
And then there crept A little noiseless noise among the leaves, Born of the very sigh that silence heaves.
Source: I Stood Tip-toe upon a Little Hill
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