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Percy Bysshe Shelley

§"Where Athens, Rome, and Sparta stood, There is a moral desert now." (Queen Mab, 1813.)
§"Fear not death's disrobing hand." (Queen Mab, 1813.)
§"Some say that gleams of a remoter world Visit the soul in sleep,---that death is slumber." (Mont Blanc, 1816.)
§"O! before worse comes of it 'Twere wise to die: it ends in that at last.." (Cenci, 1819.)
§"On Death's white and wing├Ęd steed Which the fleetest cannot flee." (Prometheus Unbound, 1821.)
§"The liquid marble of the windless lake." (Rosalind and Helen, 1817.)
§"Nought but knarled roots of ancient pines Branchless and blasted, clenched with grasping roots The unwilling soil." (Alastor, 1816.)
§"A mad-brained goblin for a guide." (Peter Bell, Opening Lines, 1819.)
§"Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert." (Skylark, 1820.)
§"See the mountains kiss high heaven And the moonbeams kiss the sea." (Love's Philosophy, 1820.)
§"As the sharp stars pierce winter's crystal air." (Prometheus Unbound, 1820.)
§"Where the pebble-paven shore, Under the quick, faint kisses of the sea Trembles and sparkles." (Epipsychidion, 1821.)
Enjoy the Moment:-
§"We look before and after, And pine for what is not." (Skylark, 1820.)
Goals Unrealized:-
§"The bud-blighted flowers of happiness." (Prometheus Unbound, 1819.)
§"The consistent Newtonian is necessarily an atheist." (Queen Mab, 1813.)
§"That eternal honour which should live Sunlike, above the reek of mortal fame." (Cenci, 1819.)
§"The jeweler, the toyman, ... his useless and ridiculous art." (Queen Mab, 1813.)
§"The fair oak, whose leafy dome affords A temple where the vows of happy love Are registered." (Queen Mab, 1813.)
§"As a lover or a chameleon Grows like what it looks upon." (Prometheus Unbound, 1820.)
§"Her beauty made The bright world dim." (The Witch of Atlas, 1820.)
§"The walls are high, the gates are strong, ---but true love never yet Was thus constrained." (Epipsychidion, 1821.)
Man in an Ideal State:-
§"Man Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless." (Prometheus Unbound, 1819.)
§"I never was attached to that great sect, Whose doctrine is, that each one should select Out of the crowd a mistress or a friend, And all the rest commend To cold oblivion." (Epipsychidion, 1821.)
Old Boy Network:-
§"Dinners convivial and political Breakfasts professional and critical." (Peter Bell, Opening Lines, 1819.)
§"It is a dangerous invasion When poets criticize; their station Is to delight, not pose." (Peter Bell, Opening Lines, 1819.)
Politics and The Way It Is:-
§"He was a coward to the strong: He was a tyrant to the weak." (Rosalind and Helen, 1817.)
§"Some slave, bade to answer, not as he believes, But as those may suspect or do desire Whose questions thence suggest their own reply." (Cenci, 1819.)
§"Till Despair smothers The struggling world, which slaves and tyrants win." (Prometheus Unbound, 1821.)
§"The tiger leagues not with the stag at bay Against the hunter." (Hellas, 1821.)
§"That gold should lose its power, and thrones their glory." (The Revolt of Islam, 1817.)
§"For I grow weary to behold The selfish and the strong still tyrannize Without reproach or check." (The Revolt of Islam, 1817.)
§"Can he who the day before was a trampled slave suddenly become liberal-minded?." (The Revolt of Islam, Preface, 1817.)
Population (Malthus):-
§"Spay those Sows That load the earth with Pigs ... Moral restraint I see has no effect. (Oedipus Tyrannus, 1820.)
§"Prophecies when once they get abroad Contrive their own fulfillment." (Oedipus Tyrannus, 1820.)
§ `Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you --
Ye are many -- they are few.
-- The Mask of Anarchy, 1819.
§"Sleep, that healing dew of heaven." (Cenci, 1819.)
§"Spring's voluptuous pantings when she breathes Her first sweet kisses, have been dear to me." (Alastor, 1816.)
§"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight." (Queen Mab, 1813.)
§"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" (Ode to the West Wind, 1819.)
§"Stifling the speechless longings of his heart, In unremitting drudgery and care! (Queen Mab, 1813.)

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