Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.
Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.
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.
The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Man’s yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
The soul’s joy lies in doing.
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!
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.
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.
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
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.
The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys.
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
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.
Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
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.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
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.
There is no real wealth but the labor of man.
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
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.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.