Percy Shelley

1792 - 1822

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.

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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!

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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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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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