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 boldness and earth

What! alive, and so bold, O earth?

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Written on hearing the news of the death of Napoleon.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on hope and work

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Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object can not live.

Percy Shelley (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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