Quotes by Lord Byron

Who loves, raves.
- Lord Byron
Fame is the thirst of youth.
- Lord Byron
The dew of compassion is a tear.
- Lord Byron
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The busy have no time for tears.
- Lord Byron
Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
- Lord Byron
Absence - that common cure of love.
- Lord Byron
Prolonged endurance tames the bold.
- Lord Byron
Friendship is Love without his wings!
- Lord Byron
Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron
The heart will break, but broken live on.
- Lord Byron
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I love not man the less, but Nature more.
- Lord Byron
Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
- Lord Byron
They never fail who die in a great cause.
- Lord Byron
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
- Lord Byron
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
- Lord Byron
The best prophet of the future is the past.
- Lord Byron
Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?
- Lord Byron
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
- Lord Byron
All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
- Lord Byron
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.
- Lord Byron
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
- Lord Byron
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
- Lord Byron
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
- Lord Byron
Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
- Lord Byron
Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
- Lord Byron
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron
I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
- Lord Byron
I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual.
- Lord Byron
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
- Lord Byron
'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
- Lord Byron
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
- Lord Byron
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
- Lord Byron
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
- Lord Byron
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
- Lord Byron
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
- Lord Byron
The 'good old times' - all times when old are good.
- Lord Byron
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
- Lord Byron
Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?
- Lord Byron
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
- Lord Byron
If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.
- Lord Byron
In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron
Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
- Lord Byron
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
- Lord Byron
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
- Lord Byron
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
- Lord Byron
Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
- Lord Byron
Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.
- Lord Byron
The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
- Lord Byron
I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
- Lord Byron
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
- Lord Byron
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
- Lord Byron
The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go.
- Lord Byron
He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
- Lord Byron
I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.
- Lord Byron
The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.
- Lord Byron
Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone.
- Lord Byron
He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
- Lord Byron
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
- Lord Byron
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
- Lord Byron
Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
- Lord Byron
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
- Lord Byron
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
- Lord Byron
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
- Lord Byron
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
- Lord Byron
Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
- Lord Byron
I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
- Lord Byron
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
- Lord Byron
Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
- Lord Byron
'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.
- Lord Byron
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
- Lord Byron
For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
- Lord Byron
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
- Lord Byron
Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
- Lord Byron
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron
A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
- Lord Byron
Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.
- Lord Byron
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
- Lord Byron
Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
- Lord Byron
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
- Lord Byron
Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
- Lord Byron
Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
- Lord Byron
There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
- Lord Byron
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
- Lord Byron
To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
- Lord Byron
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron
For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
- Lord Byron
If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- Lord Byron
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
- Lord Byron
It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
- Lord Byron
I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
- Lord Byron
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
- Lord Byron
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
- Lord Byron
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
- Lord Byron
What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
- Lord Byron
Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
- Lord Byron
'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
- Lord Byron
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
- Lord Byron
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
- Lord Byron
I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?
- Lord Byron
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
- Lord Byron
I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
- Lord Byron
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
- Lord Byron
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.
- Lord Byron

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