Lord Byron Quotes

Lord Byron

English poet & satirist (1788 - 1824)

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Adversity is the first path to truth.

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So for a good old-gentlemanly vi

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Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.

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I had a dream, which was not all a dream.

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O Fame! if I e'er took delight in thy praises, 'Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover The thought that I was not unworthy to love her.

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And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

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Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and the Bored.

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He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?

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When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

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'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.

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Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.

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Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.

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I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.

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Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well.

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He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

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The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!

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The tenor's voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fact, he had no singing education, An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow.

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O gold! I still prefer thee unto paper which makes bank credit like a bank of vapour.

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Sweet is revenge - especially to women.

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Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

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Goodnight

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With just enough of learning to misquote.

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Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

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For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause for breath,
And love itself have rest.

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How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.

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And dreams in their development have breath,
And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy;
They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts,
They take a weight from off our waking toils,
They do divide our being.

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[Poetry] is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.

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But words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

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Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

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A pretty woman is a welcome guest.

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On with the dance! Let joy be undefined!

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In the desert a fountain is springing,
In the wide waste there still is a tree,
And a bird in the solitude singing,
Which speaks to my spirit of thee.

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Opinions are made to be changed - or how is the truth to be got at.

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What is hope? nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.

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All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.

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The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.

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