Percy Bysshe Shelley quotes

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I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any whic ...
It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its colour and odour, as seek to ...
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entra ...
The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.
In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self- respect.
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
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