Quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

I cannot endure the horror, the evil, which comes to self in solitude.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

If a person’s religious ideas correspond not with your own, love him nevertheless. How different would yours have been, had the chance of birth placed you in Tartary or India!
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Belief is involuntary; nothing involuntary is meritorious or reprehensible. A man ought not to be considered worse or better for his belief.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

A dream has power to poison sleep.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

The soul’s joy lies in doing.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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