"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Thomas Jefferson
"Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age."
"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar."
"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."
"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."
"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."