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John Keats Quotes and Sayings

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness.
- John Keats

Related topics: Nature

Poetry should...
should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Love is my religion - I could die for it.
- John Keats

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats

 

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
- John Keats

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators,
but death is the great divorcer for ever.
- John Keats

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
- John Keats

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There is nothing stable in the world;
uproar's your only music.
- John Keats

You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us.
He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine.
Mine is the hardest task.
- John Keats

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
- John Keats

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.
- John Keats

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
- John Keats

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks,
your loveliness and the hour of my death.
O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
- John Keats

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold,
and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
- John Keats

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
- John Keats

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
- John Keats

Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man
whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
- John Keats

I will give you a definition of a proud man:
he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled
with hatreds cannot be vain,
neither can he be wise.
- John Keats

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth,
and all ye need to know.
- John Keats

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles
is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
- John Keats

Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss,
I vow an endless bliss.
- John Keats

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive,
a thing which enters into one's soul,
and does not startle it or amaze it with itself,
but with its subject.
- John Keats

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
- John Keats

The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy,
and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility.
- John Keats

The excellency of every art is its intensity,
capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
- John Keats

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
- John Keats

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would
scarcely kick to come to the top.
- John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections,
and the truth of imagination.
- John Keats

I love you the more in that I believe you had liked
me for my own sake and for nothing else.
- John Keats

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity,
it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

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

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider
spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
- John Keats

Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
- John Keats

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration,
or rather obliterates all consideration.
- John Keats

You are always new, The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
- John Keats

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
- John Keats

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

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion -
I have shuddered at it.
I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion -
Love is my religion -
I could die for that.
- John Keats

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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