John Keats

1795 - 1821

A Quote by John Keats on music and tears

Music's golden tongue Flatter'd to tears this aged man and poor.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by John Keats on ideas, kindness, and talent

To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carrière ouverte aux talents, - the tools to him that can handle them.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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

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A Quote by John Keats on affection, chance, improvement, justice, and world

How astonishingly does the chance of leaving the world improve a sense of its natural beauties upon us. Like poor Falstaff, although I do not 'babble,' I think of green fields; I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have know from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with superhuman fancy.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: 1820

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A Quote by John Keats on silence

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And then there crept A little noiseless noise among the leaves, Born of the very sigh that silence heaves.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: I Stood Tip-toe upon a Little Hill

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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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A Quote by John Keats on philosophy, poets, and virtue

What shocks the virtuous philosopher, delights the chameleon poet.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to Richard Woodhouse (27 October 1818)

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A Quote by John Keats on angels, heaven, and philosophy

There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Lamia. Part ii.

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A Quote by John Keats on departure, life, and time

It can be said of him, when he departed he took a Man's life with him. No sounder piece of British manhood was put together in that eighteenth century of Time.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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

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A Quote by John Keats on men, poets, and power

How does the poet speak to men with power, but by being still more a man than they?

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by John Keats on impossibility, love, and poets

A poet without love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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