Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

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Percy Bysshe Shelley was an English Romantic poet. His second wife Mary Shelley is the author of the famous book Frankenstein.

Born August 04, 1792
Died July 08, 1822

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Best 21 Quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Are we not formed, as notes of music are,
For one another, though dissimilar?”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Before man can be free, and equal, and truly wise, he must cast aside the chains of habit and superstition; he must strip sensuality of its pomp, and selfishness of its excuses, and contemplate actions and objects as they really are.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“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.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.”

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“I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“If a person's religious ideas correspond not with your own, love him nevertheless.”

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“If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced.”

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“It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.”

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“Joy, once lost, is pain.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear.”

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“Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Sometimes it's better to put love into hugs than to put it into words. Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.”

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“Strange thoughts beget strange deeds.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.”

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“We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

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“When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Worse than a bloody hand is a hard heart.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The soul's joy lies in doing.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

"A Defence of Poetry" Quotes

“A single word even may be a spark of inextinguishable thought.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Defence of Poetry

"To a Skylark" Quotes

“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley
To a Skylark

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