Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
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.
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.
Music, when soft voices die,Vibrates in the memory;Odors, when sweet violets sicken,Live within the sense they quicken.
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.
Life may change, but it may fly not;Hope may vanish, but can die not;Truth be veiled, but still it burneth;Love replused - but it returneth
Death is a veil which those who live call life, Sleep and it is lifted.
The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
There is a harmonyIn autumn, and a lustre in its sky,Which through the summer is not heard or seen,As if it could not be, as if it had not been!
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
Winter is come and gone,But grief returns with the revolving year.