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Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.

- 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

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The soul's joy lies in doing.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.