Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

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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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 children, lies, and life

I could lie down like a tired child, And weep away the life of care Which I have borne, and yet must bear.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Stanzas written in Dejection, near Naples. Stanza 4.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on good, love, quiet, society, solitude, and tranquility

I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Rarely, rarely comest Thou.

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