Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

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 existence and misery

It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on lies

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For this is the most civil sort of lie That can be given to a man's face. I now Say what I think.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Translation of Calderon's Magico Prodigioso. Scene i.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on eternity and life

Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Adonais. lii.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on familiarity and love

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on best friend and friendship

Have you not heard When a man marries, dies, or turns Hindoo, His best friends hear no more of him?

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Letter to Maria Gisborne

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on death, life, and sleep

Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Prometheus Unbound

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