Percy Bysshe Shelley
English Romantic poet (1792–1822)
Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death and he became an important influence on subsequent generations of poets including Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, and W. B. Yeats. American literary critic Harold Bloom describes him as "a superb craftsman, a lyric poet without rival, and surely one of the most advanced sceptical intellects ever to write a poem."
Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
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.
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Death is the veil which those who live call life They sleep, and it is lifted.
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.
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.
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
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.