Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on vegetarianism

It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation, that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion; and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on love

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Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserved.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/love-quotes.htm

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on laughter, pain, songs, and thought

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.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: To a Skylark. Line 86.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on gloom

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With hue like that when some great painter dips His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Revolt of Islam. Canto v. Stanza 23.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on freedom, genius, men, obedience, power, slavery, truth, and virtue

Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Queen Mab. iii.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on feeling, music, and world

Sing again, with your dear voice revealing A tone Of some world far from ours, Where music and moonlight and feeling Are one.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: To Jane. The keen Stars were twinkling.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley

That orbed maiden with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the moon.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Cloud. iv.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on desires and sorrow

The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: One Word is too often profaned.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on generations, heaven, and immortality

The moon of Mahomet Arose, and it shall set; While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal noon, The cross leads generations on.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Line 195.Line 221.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on eternity, fame, heaven, life, songs, and sorrow

The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Adonais. xxx.

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