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 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Heaven's ebon vault, studded with stars unutterably bright, through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, seems like a canopy which love has spread to curtain her sleeping world”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps - but, O ye hours Follow with May's fairest flowers.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “There is no sport in hate when all the rage is on one side”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “To hope till Hope creates from its own wreck the thing it contemplates.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “The breath of accusation kills an innocent name, and leaves for lame acquittal the poor life, which is a mask without it”
 Mary Shelley - “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye”
 Mary Shelley - “. . . nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose . . .”
 Mary Shelley - “. . . the moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding-places.”
 Mary Shelley - “The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food . . .”
 Mary Shelley - “. . . the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.”
 Mary Shelley - “Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not.”
 Percy Shelley - “It is impossible that had Buonaparte descended from a race of vegetable feeders that he could have had either the inclination or the power to ascend the throne of the Bourbons.”
 Percy Shelley - “January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps -- but, O ye hours Follow with May's fairest flowers.”
 Percy Shelley - “To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign.”
 Percy Shelley - “The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.”
 Percy Shelley - “Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.”
 Percy Shelley - “The soul's joy lies in doing.”
 Percy Shelley - “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 Shelley - “Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.”
 Percy Shelley - “The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.”

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