Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on darkness, dreams, earth, garden, love, rest, and spirit

And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Sensitive Plant, 1820 Plum blossoms: My Spring Is Ecstasy.

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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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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on life

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Oh lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on power

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The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats, tho' unseen, amongst us.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.

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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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