Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

Best 21 Quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

“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.”

“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Joy, once lost, is pain.”

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

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

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

“Strange thoughts beget strange deeds.”

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

“The soul's joy lies in doing.”

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