John Keats Quotes (250 quotes)
Stanza 42. - Poems (1820)
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
The Complete Works of John Keats, Volume 5, edited by Harry Buxton Forman, T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1820, p. 54, "Letter to George and Georgina Keats, April 1819"
Works of John Keats (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607784869
“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.”
Selected Letters of John Keats (2005 edition), Harvard University Press - ISBN: 9780674018419
“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.”
To Fanny Brawne (July 25, 1819) - Letters (1817-1820)
“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.”
The Complete Works of John Keats (1820 edition)
Selected Poems and Letters of Keats (1995 edition), Heinemann - ISBN: 9780435150778
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Born: October 31, 1795
Died: February 23, 1821 (aged 25)
Bio: John Keats was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work only having been in publication for four years before his death.
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