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The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.


Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.


Familiar acts are beautiful through love.


The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.




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


I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost.


O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?


There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

  • seasons

The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.


War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.

  • war

The soul's joy lies in doing.


How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.


Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

  • poetry

There is no real wealth but the labor of man.


Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.


Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.


Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.


To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign.


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


Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.


Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay.


When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.


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

  • poetry

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.


Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.

  • change

It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its color and odor, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower -- and this is the burthen of the curse of Babel.


Soul meets soul on lovers lips.


I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.


Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repeal. Large codes of fraud and woe; not understood by all, but which the wise, and great, and good interpret, or make felt, or deeply feel.

  • nature

...What are numbers knit By force or custom? Man who man would be,Must rule the empire of himself; in itMust be supreme, establishing his throneOn vanquished will, quelling the anarchyOf hopes and fears, being himself alone.




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A single word even may be a spark of inextinguishable thought.


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

  • poetry

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

  • poetry

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

  • consumes

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

  • poetry

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.


I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.


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How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.

  • death

He has outsoared the shadow of our night; envy and calumny and hate and pain, and that unrest which men miscall delight, can touch him not and torture not again; from the contagion of the world's slow stain, he is secure.

  • death

Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.

  • death

Mild is the slow necessity of death;The tranquil spirit fails beneath its grasp,Without a groan, almost without a fear,Resigned in peace to the necessity;Calm as a voyager to some distant land,And full of wonder, full of hope as he.

  • death

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All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.

  • love

Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.

  • love

Woe is me! The winged words on which my soul would pierceInto the heights of love's rare universe,Are chains of lead around its flight of fire--I pant, I sink, I tremble, I expire.

  • love

Soul meets soul on lovers lips.

  • love

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There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

  • seasons

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

  • seasons

January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief does howl and rave, and April weeps -- but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers.

  • seasons

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Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.

  • valentines

The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys.


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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.


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.


History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.


In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.




Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for song;Wild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night long;Sad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong!


Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.

  • death

Mild is the slow necessity of death;The tranquil spirit fails beneath its grasp,Without a groan, almost without a fear,Resigned in peace to the necessity;Calm as a voyager to some distant land,And full of wonder, full of hope as he.

  • death

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.


Power, like a desolating pestilence, Pollutes what'er it touches; and obedience,Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,A mechanized automaton.


All things are sold: the very light of heaven is venal; earth's unsparing gifts of love, the smallest and most despicable things that lurk in the abysses of the deep, all objects of our life, even life itself, and the poor pittance which the laws allow of liberty, the fellowship of man, those duties which his heart of human love should urge him to perform instinctively, are bought and sold as in a public mart of not disguising selfishness, that sets on each its price, the stamp-mark of her reign.


When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid - in which case all comment is superfluous - or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.


The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.


I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  • classics

There was no corn -- in the wide market-place all loathliest things, even human flesh, was sold; They weighed it in small scales -- and many a face was fixed in eager horror then; his gold the miser brought; the tender maid, grown bold through hunger, bared her scorned charms in vain.


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.


All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.


The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.


Here I swear, and as I break my oath may eternity blast me, here I swear that never will I forgive Christianity! It is the only point on which I allow myself to encourage revenge. Oh, how I wish I were the Antichrist, that it were mine to crush the Demon; to hurl him to his native Hell never to rise again -- I expect to gratify some of this insatiable feeling in Poetry.


Rulers, who neither see, nor feel, nor know, but leech-like to their fainting country cling, till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow, -- a people starved and stabbed in the untilled field...


Woe is me! The winged words on which my soul would pierceInto the heights of love's rare universe,Are chains of lead around its flight of fire--I pant, I sink, I tremble, I expire.

  • love

Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.

  • love

The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys.

  • commands

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.


Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.


Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.


All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.

  • love

Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.


Is it not odd that the only generous person I ever knew, who had money to be generous with, should be a stockbroker.


Their errors have been weighed and found to have been dust in the balance; if their sins were as scarlet, they are now white as snow: they have been washed in the blood of the mediator and the redeemer, Time.


Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.


He has outsoared the shadow of our night; envy and calumny and hate and pain, and that unrest which men miscall delight, can touch him not and torture not again; from the contagion of the world's slow stain, he is secure.

  • death

January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief does howl and rave, and April weeps -- but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers.

  • seasons

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.

  • christianity

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

  • war

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

  • beauty

Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.


Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.


The beauty of the internal nature cannot be so far concealed by its accidental vesture, but that the spirit of its form shall communicate itself to the very disguise and indicate the shape it hides from the manner in which it is worn. A majestic form and graceful motions will express themselves through the most barbarous and tasteless costume.


Peace, peace! he is not dead, he does not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.


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Part 3
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Part 4
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