Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

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.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

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


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

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.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

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.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

Death is the veil which those who live call life They sleep, and it is lifted.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

896

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