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Lord Byron
Lord Byron
(1788 - 1824)
British poet.
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Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Let us have Wine and Women, Mirth and Laughter Sermons and soda-water the day after.
History is the devil's scripture.
Admire, exult, despise, laugh, weep - for here There is such matter for all feelings: - Man! Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
- Lord Byron | Homo Sapiens Quotes
I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for the company of my lamp and my library.
- Lord Byron | Literature Quotes
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean - roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin - his control Stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron | The Sea Quotes
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
- Lord Byron | Solitude Quotes
Letter-writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
- Lord Byron | Happiness Quotes
Friendship is love without his wings!
- Lord Byron | Friendship Quotes
The "good old times"-all times, when old, are good.
- Lord Byron | The Past Quotes
The past is the best prophet of the future.
- Lord Byron | The Past Quotes
'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
- Lord Byron | Positive Quotes
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
- Lord Byron | Friends Quotes
She walks in beauty, Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
- Lord Byron | Passion Quotes
When Bishop Berkeley said, "there was no matter," And proved it - 'twas no matter what he said.
- Lord Byron | Argument Quotes
She walks in beauty like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
- Lord Byron | Beauty Quotes
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
- Lord Byron | Bores Quotes
I am not now That which I have been.
- Lord Byron | Change Quotes
A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth.
- Lord Byron | Childhood Quotes
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
- Lord Byron | Conquest Quotes
Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell The tortures of that inward hell!
- Lord Byron | Conscience Quotes
On with the dance! Let joy be unconfin'd; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet.
- Lord Byron | Dancing Quotes
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is pass'd in sleep.
- Lord Byron | Death Quotes
I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
- Lord Byron | Fame Quotes
Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well.
- Lord Byron | Farewell Quotes
Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda-water the day after.
- Lord Byron | Festivities Quotes
Hereditary boundsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?
- Lord Byron | Cowardice Quotes
Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen great!
- Lord Byron | Greece Quotes
Maid of Athens, ere we part, Give, oh, give me back my heart!
- Lord Byron | Heart Quotes
Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell The tortures of that inward hell.
- Lord Byron | Hell Quotes
Come, lay thy head upon my breast, And I will kiss thee into rest.
- Lord Byron | Kiss Quotes
A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.
- Lord Byron | Kiss Quotes
When we think we lead we most are led.
- Lord Byron | Leadership Quotes
A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a fools-cap crown On a fool's head - and there is London Town.
- Lord Byron | London Quotes
Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 'Tis woman's whole existence.
- Lord Byron | Love Quotes
And after all, what is a lie? Tis but The truth in masquerade.
- Lord Byron | Lying Quotes
Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
- Lord Byron | Man Quotes
He was the mildest manner'd man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.
- Lord Byron | Manners Quotes
Soprano, basso, even the contralto Wished him five fathom under the Rialto.
- Lord Byron | Music Quotes
I love not man the less, but nature more.
- Lord Byron | Nature Quotes
For the night Shows stars and women in a better light.
- Lord Byron | Night Quotes
It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whisper'd word.
- Lord Byron | Nightingales Quotes
Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well.
- Lord Byron | Parting Quotes
Gone - glimmering through the dream of things that were.
- Lord Byron | Past Quotes
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away.
- Lord Byron | Ridicule Quotes
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
- Lord Byron | Smile Quotes
In solitude, when we are least alone.
- Lord Byron | Solitude Quotes
The busy have no time for tears.
- Lord Byron | Sorrow Quotes
His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call "rigmarole."
- Lord Byron | Speech Quotes
A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour.
- Lord Byron | Tale Quotes
The power of Thought, - the magic of the Mind!
- Lord Byron | Thought Quotes
Here's a sigh to those who love me And a smile to those who hate; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate.
- Lord Byron | Toasts Quotes
'Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron | Trust Quotes
Tis sweet to hear the watchdog's honest bark Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home.
- Lord Byron | Welcome Quotes
Think you, if Laura had been Petrarch's wife, He would have written sonnets all his life?
- Lord Byron | Wife Quotes
Few things surpass old wine; and they may preach Who please, the more because they preach in vain, - Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.
In her first passion woman loves her lover; In all the others, all she loves is love.
- Lord Byron | Women Quotes
A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!
- Lord Byron | Wonder Quotes
There is a tide in the affairs of women Which, taken at the flood, leads - God knows where.
- Lord Byron | Wooing Quotes
Tis enough - Who listens once will listen twice; Her heart be sure is not of ice, And one refusal no rebuff.
- Lord Byron | Wooing Quotes
I have not loved the world, nor the world me; I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd To its idolatries a patient knee.
- Lord Byron | World Quotes
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it.
- Lord Byron | Wound Quotes
Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a boy!
- Lord Byron | Youth Quotes


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