Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on fatherhood

And his own thoughts, along that rugged way Pursued, like raging hounds, their father and their prey.

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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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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