Percy Bysshe Shelley

Englishman and romantic poet (1792-1822)

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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.Rate it:
A man, to be greatly good, must magine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and in many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.Rate it:
I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.Rate it:
Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.Rate it:
Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.Rate it:
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odors, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
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O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?Rate it:
Our sweetest songs are those that tell the saddest thoughts.Rate it:
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.Rate it:
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.Rate it:
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.Rate it:
Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for songWild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night longSad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrongRate it:
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.Rate it:
The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.Rate it:
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.Rate it:
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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