John Keats

1795 - 1821

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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A Quote by John Keats on authors and philosophy

Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses: we read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letters, To J. H. Reynolds, 3 May 1818

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A Quote by John Keats on experience, life, and proverbs

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced-even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ltrs, George & Georgiana Keats, 3May1819

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A Quote by John Keats

The eye of the intellect "sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing."

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Varnhagen Von Ense's Memoirs. London and Westminster Review, 1838.

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