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 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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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on harmony

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There is a harmony In autumn, and a lustre in its sky, Which through the summer is not heard or seen, As if it could not be, as if it had not been!

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on suffering and work

Those who inflict must suffer, for they see The work of their own hearts, and this must be Our chastisement or recompense.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Julian and Maddalo. Line 482.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on day, dreams, and sleep

Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd by the coil of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice isle in Baiæ's bay, And saw in sleep old palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense faints picturing them.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Ode to the West Wind.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on world and worship

Kings are like stars,-they rise and set, they have The worship of the world, but no repose.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Hellas. Line 195.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on learning, men, poetry, songs, and suffering

Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong: They learn in suffering what they teach in song.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Julian and Maddalo. Line 544.

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