"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Percy Bysshe Shelley on Winston Churchill
"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."