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.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
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.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
Life is but a day: A fragile dewdrop on its perilous way From a tree's summit
A hope beyond the shadow of a dream.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.