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    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
    tags: beauty  men  work  praise 
     
    Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
    — 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
    tags: men 
     
    Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
    — John Keats
    tags: lies  water 
     
    There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
    — John Keats
    tags: music 
     
    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
    tags: thoughts  mind 
     
    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
    tags: soul  poetry 
     
    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
    tags: thoughts  poetry 
     
    You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
    — John Keats
    tags: kiss 
     
    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
    tags: nature  human  wonder  fire  birth 
     
    I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
    — John Keats
    tags: truth  heart  imagination 
     
    Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
    — John Keats
    tags: thoughts  poetry 
     
    Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.
    — John Keats
    tags: kiss 
     
    A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
    — John Keats
    tags: beauty  joy 
     
    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
    — 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
    tags: imagine 
     
    With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
    — John Keats
    tags: beauty  poet 
     
    I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
    — John Keats
    tags: fail 
     
    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
    tags: death 
     
    He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
    — John Keats
    tags: fear  immortality 
     
    Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
    — John Keats
    tags: nature  human 
     
    Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
    — John Keats
    tags: real 
     
    'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
    — John Keats
    tags: beauty  truth  earth 
     
    The poetry of the earth is never dead.
    — John Keats
    tags: earth  poetry 
     
    Love is my religion - I could die for it.
    — John Keats
    tags: die 
     
    I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
    — John Keats
    tags: believe 
     
    Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
    — 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
    tags: men  die 
     
    I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
    — John Keats
    tags: water 
     
    There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
    — John Keats
    tags: failure  hell 
     
    Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
    — John Keats
    tags: angel  philosophy  wings 
     
    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
    tags: men  hatred  wise  wisdom  definition 
     
    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
    tags: men  grace  energy 
     
    The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility.
    — John Keats
    tags: enemies  help  enemy 
     
    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
    tags: imagination 
     
    What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
    — John Keats
    Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
    — John Keats
    tags: death  weakness 
     
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    john keats
    Birth    : October 31, 1795
    Death  : February 23, 1821
    Occupation  : Poet