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 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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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on darkness, dreams, earth, lies, and sister

O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow Her clarion o'er the dreaming earth.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Ode to the West Wind.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on death, dreams, life, peace, and sleep

Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep! He hath awaken from the dream of life!

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Peter was dull; he was at first Dull,-oh so dull, so very dull! Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed, Still with this dulness was he cursed! Dull,-beyond all conception, dull.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Peter Bell the Third. Part vii. xi.

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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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