Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

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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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 garden, kiss, and plants

A sensitive plant in a garden grew, And the young winds fed it with silver dew, And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light, And closed them beneath the kisses of night.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Sensitive Plant, 1820

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on familiarity, inspiration, and love

All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. . . . . . . They who inspire it most are fortunate, As I am now; but those who feel it most Are happier still.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Prometheus Unbound. Act ii. Sc. 5.

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