Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
Beauty is truth - truth, beauty - that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
The excellence of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeables evaporate, from their being in close relationship with beauty and truth.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty.
A proverb is no proverb to you till life has illustrated it.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion I have shudder'd at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion Love is my religion And I could die for that. I could die for you.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever; Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness.
Ever let the Fancy roam, Pleasure never is at home.
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.
Oh for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts.
Love in a hut, with water and a crust, Is - Love, forgive us! - cinders, ashes, dust.
There is a budding morrow in midnight.
Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, Empty the haunted air, the gnomed mine -Unweave a rainbow.
A drainless shower of light is poesy; 'tis the supreme of power; 'tis might half slumb'ring on its own right arm.
To Sorrow I bade good-morrow, And thought to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, She loves me dearly: She is so constant to me, and so kind.
I have met with women who I really think would like to be married to a poem, and to be given away by a novel.
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.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.