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Quotes about Life

 

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.

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John Keats quotes Hyperion

Lines from Hyperion by John Keats

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There is nothing stable in the world; uproar’s your only music.

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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.

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

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

 

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

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 Nothing ever becomes real ’til it is experienced.

 

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Verse, Fame, and Beauty are intense indeed,
But Death intenser—Death is Life’s high meed.

(from “Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell“)

 

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A Man’s life of any worth is a continual allegory, and very few eyes can see the Mystery of his life—a life like the scriptures, figurative—which such people can no more make out than they can the Hebrew Bible.

 

(from letter to To George And Georgiana Keats (Sunday Morng. February 14, 1819)

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