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 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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A Quote by John Keats on health and nature

Blessed is the healthy nature; it is the coherent, sweetly co-operative, not incoherent, self-distracting, self-destructive one!

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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

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A Quote by John Keats on biography, heroism, life, poetry, and world

There is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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

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A Quote by John Keats on birth, electricity, heroism, nature, pity, and wonder

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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

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A Quote by John Keats on legends

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Asleep in lap of legends old.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 15.

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A Quote by John Keats on life and time

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One life,-a little gleam of time between two Eternities.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Hero as a Man of Letters.

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A Quote by John Keats on literature and men

Literary men are . . . a perpetual priesthood.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: State of German Literature.

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