Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

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 change and suffering

Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: (Protestant Cemetery; Rome, Italy)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on good and imagination

The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on deed

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For there are deeds which have no form, sufferings which have no tongue.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on life, pain, suffering, and wishes

I wish no living thing to suffer pain.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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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.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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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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