My Favorite Quotes
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 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.”
 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Every epoch, under names more or less specious, has deified its peculiar errors.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.”
 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.”
 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “My dreams were all my own I accounted for them to nobody they were my refuge when annoyed -- my dearest pleasure when free.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.”
 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is not befitting the human mind.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality it strikes at the rootof all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.”
 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”
 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - “I beheld the wretchthe miserable monster whom I had created.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “With hue like that when some great painter dips His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd by the coil of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice isle in Bai's bay, And saw in sleep old palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense faints picturing them.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Those who inflict must suffer, for they see The work of their own hearts, and this must be Our chastisement or recompense.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “There is a harmony In 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”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “The moon of Mahomet Arose, and it shall set While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal noon, The cross leads generations on.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Sing again, with your dear voice revealing A tone Of some world far from ours, Where music and moonlight and feeling Are one.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes whate'er it touches and obedience, Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Peter was dull he was at first Dull,oh so dull, so very dull Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed, Still with this dulness was he cursed Dull,beyond all conception, dull.”
 Percy Bysshe Shelley - “Peace, peace he is not dead, he doth not sleep He hath awaken from the dream of life”

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