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John Keats
October 31, 1795 - February 23, 1821
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

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


Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.


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.


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


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


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


Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.


Here lies one whose name was writ in water.


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.


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.


My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.


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.


The poetry of the earth is never dead.


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.


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


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


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.


Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.


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