Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks that he can do something better than reason.

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

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

There is no disease, bodily or mental, which adoption of vegetable diet, and pure water has not infallibly mitigated, wherever the experiment has been fairly tried.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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!

Percy Bysshe Shelley

You must come home with me and be my guest; You will give joy to me, and I will do All that is in my power to honour you.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
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