Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Contributed by: Zaady
Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.
Source: A Defence of Poetry.
Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches.
One word is too often profaned For me to profane it, One feeling too falsely disdained For thee to disdain it.
Source: One Word is too often frofaned
All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
Oh lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats, tho' unseen, amongst us.
Source: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.
What! alive, and so bold, O earth?
Source: Written on hearing the news of the death of Napoleon.
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object can not live.
The world's great age begins anew, The golden years return, The earth doth like a snake renew Her winter weeds outworn.
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