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A list of the best John Keats quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John Keats quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John Keats quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John Keats should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John Keats quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...

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

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

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    When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.

    Death and Dying More
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    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.

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    Though the most beautiful creature were waiting for me at the end of a journey or a walk; though the carpet were of silk, the curtains of the morning clouds; the chairs and sofa stuffed with cygnet's down; the food manna, the wine beyond claret, the window opening on Winander Mere, I should not feel --or rather my happiness would not be so fine, as my solitude is sublime.

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    My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

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    A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.

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    Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know. I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I'm good. There is not hope for that --one is sure to get into some mess before evening.

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    Almost the highest bliss of human-kind, When to thy haunts two kindred spirits flee.

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

    Experience More
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    Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.

    Travel and Tourism More
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    O Solitude! If I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap of murky buildings

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    Faded the flower and all its budded charms,Faded the sight of beauty from my eyes,Faded the shape of beauty from my arms,Faded the voice, warmth, whiteness, paradise!Vanishd unseasonably

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    The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness.

    Family More
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    I always made an awkward bow.

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    There's a blush for won t, and a blush for shan't, and a blush for having done it: There's a blush for thought and a blush for naught, and a blush for just begun it.

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    What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.

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    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. Not a select party.

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    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.

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

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    I equally dislike the favor of the public with the love of a woman -- they are both a cloying treacle to the wings of independence.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    Do not all charms fly at the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: we know her woof, her texture; she is given in the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings, conquer all mysteries by rule and line, empty the haunted air, and gnome mine unweave a rainbow.

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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.

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

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    The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.

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

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

    Adversity More
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    I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters.

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    O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.

    Birds More
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    Health is my expected heaven.

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

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    new! Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.

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    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.

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    I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

    Failure More
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    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.

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    Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebbled shore of memory!

    Sea More
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    My passions are all asleep from my having slumbered till nearly eleven and weakened the animal fiber all over me to a delightful sensation about three degrees on this sight of faintness -- if I had teeth of pearl and the breath of lilies I should call it languor -- but as I am I must call it laziness. In this state of effeminacy the fibers of the brain are relaxed in common with the rest of the body, and to such a happy degree that pleasure has no show of enticement and pain no unbearable frown. Neither poetry, nor ambition, nor love have any alertness of countenance as they pass by me.

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    Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous -- who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?

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    I would jump down Etna for any public good -- but I hate a mawkish popularity.

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    Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant agony of the world, and more, like slaves to poor humanity, labor for mortal good?

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

    Illusion More
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    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.

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