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39 Famous Quotes by John Keats
10/31/1795 - 2/23/1821
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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.

Hearing Quotes, by John Keats

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever; 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.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. I, l. 1)

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When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead; That is the grasshopper's--he takes the lead In summer luxury--he has never done With his delights, for when tired out with fun, He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.

Grasshoppers Quotes, by John Keats , Source: On the Grasshopper and Cricket

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To Sorrow I bade good-morrow, And though to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, She loves me dearly: She is so constant to me, and so kind.

Sorrow Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. IV)

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Thou wast not born for death, immortal bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown.

Nightingales Quotes, by John Keats , Source: To a Nightingale

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The poppies hung Dew-dabbed on their stalks.

Poppies Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. I, l. 681)

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Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.

Poppies Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. I, l. 681)

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Love is my religion - I could die for it.

Love Quotes, by John Keats

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Where the nightingale doth sing Not a senseless, tranced thing, But divine melodious truth.

Nightingales Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Ode--Bards of Passion and of Mirth

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Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades Past the near meadows, over the still stream, Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep In the next valley-glades: Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music:--do I wake or sleep?

Nightingales Quotes, by John Keats , Source: To a Nightingale

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St Agnes' Eve--Ah, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold.

Owls Quotes, by John Keats , Source: The Eve of St. Agnes

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And shade the violets, That they may bind the moss in leafy nets.

Violets Quotes, by John Keats , Source: I Stood Tiptoe Upon a Little Hill

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A proverb is no proverb to you until life has illustrated it.

Life Quotes, by John Keats

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And lucent syrops, tinct with cinnamon.

Eating Quotes, by John Keats , Source: The Eve of St. Agnes (st. 30)

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On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.

Winter Quotes, by John Keats , Source: On the Grasshopper and Cricket

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'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?

Night Quotes, by John Keats , Source: A Prophecy (l. 1)

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O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap Of murky buildings: climb with me the steep,-- Nature's observatory--whence the dell, In flowery slopes, its river's crystal swell, May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep 'Mongst boughs pavilion'd, where the deer's swift leap Startles the wild bee from the foxglove bell.

Solitude Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Sonnet--O Solitude! If I must With Thee Dwell

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There is a budding morrow in midnight.

Tomorrow Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Sonnet--Standing alone in giant Ignorance

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You have ravished me away by a Power I cannot resist; and yet I could resist till I saw you; and even since I have seen you I endeavored often "to reason against the reasons of my Love."

Reason Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Letters to Fanny Braune (VIII)

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Each Bond-street buck conceits, unhappy elf; He shows his clothes! alas! he shows himself. O that they knew, these overdrest self-lovers, What hides the body oft the mind discovers.

Apparel Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Epigrams--Clothes

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Hear ye not the hum Of mighty workings?

Hearing Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Addressed to Haydon (sonnet X)

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core.

Autumn Quotes, by John Keats , Source: To Autumn

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And on the balmy zephyrs tranquil rest The silver clouds. - John Keats,

Zephyrs Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Posthumous Poems--Sonnets--Oh! How I Love on a Fair Summer's Eve

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He play'd an ancient ditty long since mute, In Provence call'd, "La belle dame sans merci."

Songs Quotes, by John Keats , Source: The Eve of St. Agnes (st. 33), "La Belle Dame, sans Merci" is a poem written by Alain Chartier

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But were there ever any Writhed not at passed joy?

Joy Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Stanzas--In Drear Nighted December

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