Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes


53 Percy Bysshe Shelley quotes:



"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar."
"The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker."
"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
"The great instrument of moral good is the imagination."
"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
"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
"Their errors have been weighed and found to have been dust in the balance; if their sins were as scarlet, they are now white as snow: they have been washed in the blood of the mediator and the redeemer, Time."
"There is no sport in hate when all the rage is on one side"
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"The soul's joy lies in doing."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Heaven's ebon vault, studded with stars unutterably bright, through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, seems like a canopy which love has spread to curtain her sleeping world"
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Heaven 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
"Winter is come and gone,But grief returns with the revolving year."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Grief 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 Seasons Quotes
"There is no real wealth but the labor of man."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"It is impossible that had Buonaparte descended from a race of vegetable feeders that he could have had either the inclination or the power to ascend the throne of the Bourbons."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Race Quotes Vegetarianism Quotes
"The good want power, but to weep barren tears. The powerful goodness want: worse need for them. The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom; And all good things are thus confused with ill."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"All things are sold: the very light of heaven is venal; earth's unsparing gifts of love, the smallest and most despicable things that lurk in the abysses of the deep, all objects of our life, even life itself, and the poor pittance which the laws allow of liberty, the fellowship of man, those duties which his heart of human love should urge him to perform instinctively, are bought and sold as in a public mart of not disguising selfishness, that sets on each its price, the stamp-mark of her reign."
Author: Shelley Quotes Category: Money 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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