John Keats

Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)

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'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' -- that is allYe know on Earth, and all ye need to know.Rate it:
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soulRate it:
Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.Rate it:
Health is my expected heaven.Rate it:
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.Rate it:
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affection and the truth of imagination.Rate it:
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.Rate it:
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.Rate it:
I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.Rate it:
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.Rate it:
It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.Rate it:
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.Rate it:
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.Rate it:
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The problems of the world cannot possible be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.Rate it:
There is a budding morrow in midnight.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Tis the witching hour of night, Orbed is the moon and bright, And the stars they glisten, glisten, Seeming with bright eyes to listen For what listen theyRate it:
Tis the witching hour of night,
Orbed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen
For what listen they?
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What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.Rate it:
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.Rate it:

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