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.
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Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
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Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city.
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O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
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The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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

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The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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Soul meets soul on lovers lips.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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A dream has power to poison sleep.
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I cannot endure the horror, the evil, which comes to self in solitude.
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All love is sweet, given or received.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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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

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

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

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