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Top 10 Best Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

#10

 

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

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#9
 

Gold is a living god and rules in scorn,
All earthly things but virtue.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#8
 

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#7
 

Love's very pain is sweet,
But its reward is in the world divine
Which, if not here, it builds beyond the grave.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#6
 

This is Heaven, when pain and evil cease, and when the Benignant Principle, untrammelled and uncontrolled, visits in the fulness of its power the universal frame of things. Human life, with all its unreal ills and transitory hopes, is as a dream, which departs before the dawn, leaving no trace of its evanescent lines.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#5
 

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

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#4
 

The world's great age begins anew,
The golden years return,
The earth doth like a snake renew
Her winter weeds outworn;
Heaven smiles, and faiths and empires gleam,
Like wrecks of a dissolving dream.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#3
 

Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#2
 

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.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
#1
 

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.

--PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

 
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