Percy Bysshe Shelley

Horsham / England
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Horsham / England

Quotes

11 November 2014
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
11 November 2014
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why.
11 November 2014
In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self- respect.
11 November 2014
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
11 November 2014
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
11 November 2014
Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life,... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
11 November 2014
Every epoch, under names more or less specious, has deified its peculiar errors.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
11 November 2014
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.

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