Keats was getting a reputation just when he was too ill to appreciate it or build on it: his country was taking notice of him just when he would have to leave it.
One wouldn't wish to tempt fate
I can always forgive where I understand.
That's the way girls are isn't it? They swear eternal friendship, and then as soon as a man's in the case it's all forgotten.
You can greet even the dullest acquaintance with pleasure, if you have forgotten their dreary story.
People argue themselves out of their pleasures
The glitter of the great world, you know, is only so much froth and spume: you may look in vain for happiness there.
Dullness it is that perverts and corrups the spirit but it is always possible to look past the dullness, and see the bright, shining heart of things
None of us like to think we are silly. But all must acknowledge that they are capable of silliness, from time to time
You cannot believe everything you hear
I am no faint-heart when it comes to the unpleasant truth. Indeed I have always taken a bracing sort of pleasure in facing it.
It is painful to see someone suffering what you must be suffering- watching someone you love be so cruelly hurt.
If someone tries to use you as a tool, you shouldn't mind it, because it is their choice and folly, not yours.
A girl should set her sights on a man who has money; or if not, who can expect to come into money; or if not, who has moneyed connections.
I have never understood why a woman must have a man to take her into dinner.