Facts about Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Percy Bysshe Shelley was a famous Poet from England, who lived between August 4, 1792 and July 8, 1822.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Percy, under the main topics: History, Poetry, War.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Karl Marx, Robert Browning, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Honore de Balzac, Henry Cole, Henry Wilson, John Charles Fremont, Joseph E. Brown

Famous quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley (41)


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"When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem"
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"Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon"
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"Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory"
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"Fear not for the future, weep not for the past"
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"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"
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"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade"
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"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world"
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"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar"
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"Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves"
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"In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect"
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"I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity"
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"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"
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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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"Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability"
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"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder"
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"All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth"
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"Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it"
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"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought"
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"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds"
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"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted"
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"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
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"Familiar acts are beautiful through love"
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"Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain"
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"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"
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"Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker"
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"Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted"
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"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"
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"Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness"
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"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance"
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"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds"
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"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
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"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight"
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"Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim"
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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"
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"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips"
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"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"
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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"
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"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man"
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"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted"
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"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world"
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"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder"


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