Percy Bysshe Shelley's Quotes
Biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.Tags: Game, Lawyer, War
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.Tags: Death, Life, Sleep
Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.Tags: Endure, May, Yesterday
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.Tags: Lightning, Poetry, Sword
Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness.Tags: Religion
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.Tags: Free, Love, Woman
In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.Tags: Food, Hatred, Rather
Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.Tags: Generous, Knew, Money
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.Tags: Best, Minds, Poetry
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.Tags: Beauty, Makes, Poetry
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.Tags: Pleasure, Sorrow, Sweeter
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.Tags: Pain, Pleasure, Tragedy
Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.Tags: God, Hope, Men
I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.Tags: Intellect, Themselves, Tree
Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.Tags: Beauty, Food, Life
When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.Tags: May, Problem, Stupid
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.Tags: Laughter, Pain, Sad
When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.Tags: Care, Happy, Thinking
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A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.Tags: Darkness, Solitude, Sweet
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.Tags: Brother, Crime, War
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.Tags: Good, Others, Put
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!Tags: Seen, Sky, Summer
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.Tags: Change, Men, Peace
First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.Tags: Dead, Debt, Die
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.Tags: Good, Government, Men
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.Tags: Mistakes, Worth, Youth
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.Tags: Fault, Knows, Nature