Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on laughter

I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under; And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Cloud, 1792 – 1822

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on age, beginning, earth, and world

The world's great age begins anew, The golden years return, The earth doth like a snake renew Her winter weeds outworn.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on art, death, love, memory, and music

Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves, when the rose is dead, Are heaped for the beloved's bed; And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone, Love itself shall slumber on.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Music, when soft Voices die.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on songs

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Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on poetry

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Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: A Defense of Poetry

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on poets and world

Poets are the unacknowledged legislatures of the world.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: A Defense of Poetry

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on inspiration, poets, and present

Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: A Defence of Poetry.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on power

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Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on feeling

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One word is too often profaned For me to profane it, One feeling too falsely disdained For thee to disdain it.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: One Word is too often frofaned

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on mistakes, worth, and youth

All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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