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.
Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Music, when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With...
When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood...
The moon of Mahomet Arose, and it shall set; While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal...
Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live...
In the infancy of society every author is necessarily a poet
All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar...
A dream has power to poison sleep.
Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not;...
Kings are like stars, - they rise and set, they have - The worship of...
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness
Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine, Yet let's be merry; we'll have...
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or...
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return....
There is nothing permanent except change.
When you are through changing, you are through.
War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up