John Keats

1795 - 1821

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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A Quote by John Keats on excess and poetry

Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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A Quote by John Keats on forgiveness, love, and water

Love in a hut, with water and crust, Is-Love, forgive us!-cinders, ashes, dust; Love in a palace is perhaps at last More grievous torment than a hermit's fast.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Lamia. Part ii.

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A Quote by John Keats on life

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The uttered part of a man's life, let us always repeat, bears to the unuttered, unconscious part a small unknown proportion. He himself never knows it, much less do others.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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

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A Quote by John Keats on good, judgment, and maxims

We are firm believers in the maxim that for all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Goethe. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by John Keats on grace

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Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (May 1819)

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A Quote by John Keats on lies and water

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Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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A Quote by John Keats on bitterness, death, desires, enemies, heart, lies, mortality, poets, power, water, and words

This Grave contains all that was Mortal of a Young English Poet Who on his Death Bed in the Bitterness of his Heart at the Malicious Power of his Enemies Desired these words to be engraved on his Tomb Stone "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: (Protestant Cemetery; Rome, Italy)

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A Quote by John Keats on happiness

In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne'er remember Their green felicity.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Stanzas.

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