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48 Famous Quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
8/4/1792 - 7/8/1822
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Percy Shelley     Shelley, Percy Bysshe     Percy B Shelley
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There is a snake in thy smile, my dear, And bitter poison within thy tear.

Smiles Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Beatrice Cenci

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Around, around in ceaseless circles wheeling With clangs of wings and scream, the Eagle sailed Incessantly.

Eagles Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Revolt of Islam (canto I, st. 10)

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Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better than all treasures That in books are found, Thy skilled to poet were, thou scorner of the ground!

Larks Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: To a Skylark (st. 20)

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Hail to thee blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, That from Heaven, or near it, Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Larks Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: To a Skylark (st. 20)

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Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine, Yet let's be merry; we'll have tea and toast; Custards for supper, and an endless host Of syllabubs and jellies and mince-pies, And other such ladylike luxuries.

Eating Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Letter to Maria Gisborne

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I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun. I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder.

Rain Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: The Cloud

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January grey is here, Like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, March with grief doth howl and rave, And April weeps--but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers.

Seasons Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Dirge for the Year (st. 4)

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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.

Sadness Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: To a Skylark (st. 18)

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I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers, From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that waken The sweet buds every one, When rocked to rest on their mother's breast, As she dances about the sun. I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under, And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder.

Clouds Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: The Cloud

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Far clouds of feathery gold, Shaded with deepest purple, gleam Like islands on a dark blue sea.

Clouds Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Queen Mab (bk. II)

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Heaven's ebon vault, Studded with stars unutterably bright, Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, Seems like a canopy which love has spread To curtain her sleeping world.

Sky Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Queen Mab (pt. IV)

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Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity.

Eternity Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Adonais (LII)

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The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow.

Eternity Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Adonais (XXX)

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In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians.

Ruin Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley , Source: Dedication to Peter Bell the Third

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Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep! He hath awaken from the dream of life!

Peace Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.

Generosity Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

History Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Familiarity Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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There is no real wealth but the labor of man.

Labor Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

Poetry Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Self-improvement Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.

Study Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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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.

War Quotes, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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