"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. His auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician."

"And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea; What are all these kissings worth, If thou kiss not me?"

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


"Familiar acts are beautiful through love."

"Fear not for the future, weep not for the past."

"He lives, he wakes — 'tis Death is dead, not he."

"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight."

"Love's very pain is sweet."

"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."

"Most musical of mourners, weep again!"

"Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory — Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken."

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"

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

"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."

"Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep — He hath awakened from the dream of life."

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

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

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

"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."

"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips."

"The more we study, we the more discover our ignorance."

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

"There is no sport in hate where all the rage is on one side."

"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."

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