Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

53 Percy Bysshe Shelley quotes:

"Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Endurance Quotes
"Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay."
"To hope till Hope creates from its own wreck the thing it contemplates."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps - but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Grief Quotes
"The soul's joy lies in doing."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man."
"Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry"
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"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."
"The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Wealth Quotes Aristocracy Quotes
"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."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"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."
"First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too"
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Debt Quotes
"The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign."
"Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"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."
"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."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Goodness Quotes
"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."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Nature Quotes

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