John Keats Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john keats quotes, john keats sayings, and john keats proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.      

John Keats

But the rose leaves herself upon the brier, For winds to kiss and grateful bees to feed.     

John Keats

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.     

John Keats

Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.     

John Keats

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

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.     

John Keats

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.     

John Keats

In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne'er remember Apollo's summer look; But with a sweet forgetting, They stay their crystal fretting, Never, never petting About the frozen time.     

John Keats

Two souls share a single thought as both hearts beat as one.     

John Keats

My creed is love and you are its only tenet.     

John Keats

I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.     

John Keats

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.     

John Keats

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

John Keats

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

The sweet converse of an innocent mind.     

John Keats

Son of the old moon-mountains African! Stream of the pyramid and crocodile! We call thee fruitful, and that very while a desert, fills our seeing's inward span.     

John Keats

The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest.     

John Keats

The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!     

John Keats

Love is my religion - I could die for it.     

John Keats

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

A drainless shower of light is poesy: 'tis the supreme of power; Tis might half slumbering on its own right arm.     

John Keats

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.     

John Keats

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.     

John Keats

Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought As doth eternity.     

John Keats

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.     

John Keats

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

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.     

John Keats

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 ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.     

John Keats

Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.     

John Keats