122 Total Quotes

Percy+Bysshe Shelley Quotes

Percy Bysshe Shelley
In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Theater

Percy Bysshe Shelley
I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Joy

Percy Bysshe Shelley
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Winter

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Wealth #Aristocracy

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#English Poet #Beauty

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Pain #Tragedies

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Action

Percy Bysshe Shelley
To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Leadership

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Jesus Christ

Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Destiny #Argument

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Advice

Percy Bysshe Shelley
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#War #Jest

Percy Bysshe Shelley
It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its color and odor, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower -- and this is the burthen of the curse of Babel.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Translation

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Sorrow

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame, A mechanized automaton
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Freedom

Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#English Poet #Animals

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Endure

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Nought may endure but Mutability.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Endure

Percy Bysshe Shelley
A husband and wife ought to continue united so long as they love each other. Any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Affection

Percy Bysshe Shelley
How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Death

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Economy

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Hope #Living

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
#Imagination