Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

53 Percy Bysshe Shelley 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
"Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"A husband and wife ought to continue united so long as they love each other. Any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted."
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man."
"All spirits are enslaved which serve things evil"
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Evil 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."
"Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Endurance Quotes
"Nought may endure but Mutability."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Endurance Quotes
"Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Man Quotes Empire Quotes
"All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Self-improvement Quotes
"Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Obscenity Quotes
"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips."
"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys."
"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
"Familiar acts are beautiful through love."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Love Quotes Familiarity Quotes
"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
"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."

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