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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. ...
by John Keats

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
- John Keats

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

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
- John Keats

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

 

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats

Love is my religion - I could die for it.
- John Keats

You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us.
He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine.
Mine is the hardest task.
- John Keats

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I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
- John Keats

Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss,
I vow an endless bliss.
- John Keats

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
- John Keats

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
- John Keats

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration,
or rather obliterates all consideration.
- John Keats

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.
- John Keats

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold,
and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
- John Keats

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.
- John Keats

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

You are always new, The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
- 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

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

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

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
- John Keats

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

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

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

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
- John Keats

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.
- 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

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

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

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
- John Keats

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

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.
- John Keats

Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
- John Keats

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

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.
- John Keats

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.
- 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

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
- Toni Braxton

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject
to a good many different ailments,
but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web...
Now even my cat has its own page.
- William J. Clinton

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat,
that is, what they do not pay for.
- William Wycherley

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every
community to plan their future growth and allow every
citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
- Jane D. Hull

We recorded the record on a Saturday afternoon March
30th and I heard the record for the first time on April 6th.
I was driving to school, literally seven days later.
- Lesley Gore

I heard that in the United States the level of baseball
was the highest in the world.
So it was only natural that I would want to go there,
as a baseball player.
- Ichiro Suzuki

Because many of us have been in game shows for some time,
there's always someone around who can share a story
of Johnny O or Jay Stewart that I never heard.
- Randy West

From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility
of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or
heard of one or the other.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I've never heard of any president being so close to his people.
- Ho Chi Minh

I'm not one of these guys who says, Now I'm on a really hot show,
better quit soon before I get labeled.
That's the most ridiculous notion I'd ever heard.
- Jeff Probst

I've never heard a crowd boo a homer,
but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
- George Herman

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard,
if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop

The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East,
I wasn't really impressed.
He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was,
and I didn't hear it.
- Rick Derringer

The cries of the sufferers on the remaining part of
the wreck were heard during the night.
- Grace Darling


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