Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

English poet

Lived from: 1792-1822

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Percy Bysshe Shelley

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    The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.
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    There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
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    A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
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    A single word even may be a spark of inextinguishable thought.
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    All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.
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    All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
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    Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
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    Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.
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    Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.
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    Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
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    Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
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    Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
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    Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

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    Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
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    He has outsoared the shadow of our night; envy and calumny and hate and pain, and that unrest which men miscall delight, can touch him not and torture not again; from the contagion of the world's slow stain, he is secure.
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