Quotations by Lord Byron

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Born: Tuesday, January 22, 1788
Died: Monday, April 19, 1824 (36 years old)
Profession: Poet
Nationality: British


'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Name, Nothing)

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Desire)

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Celebrity)

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Architecture, Poetry, Dress, Man, Painting, Schools)

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
(Keywords: Friend, Friends, Lovers)

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: May, State, Years)

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
(Keywords: Drinking, Eating, Woman)

Absence - that common cure of love.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Love, Absence, Cure)

Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Truth, Adversity, First)

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Happiness, Joy)

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Medicine)

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: People, America, Force, Freedom, Moderation, Rudeness)

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Nature, Feeling, Passion)

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
(Keywords: Life, Clouds, Evening, Smiles, Storms, Tomorrow)

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Night)

But 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.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Truth, Hope, Existence, Nothing)

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Men, Death, Sleep)

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Superiority, Virtue, Day, Opinion, Reward)

Fame is the thirst of youth.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Fame, Youth)

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Fame, Folly)

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Fools, Satire, Song)

For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Years)

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
(Keywords: Grief, Nothing, Past)

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Truth, Fiction)

Friendship is Love without his wings!
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Friendship, Love)

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Friendship, Love, May)

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Earth)

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Hate, Mankind)

Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Merit, Nothing)

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Happiness, Man, Misery, Pursuit)

I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Acting, Sensuality)

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
(Keywords: Hell, Help, Humanity, Thinking)

I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual.
- Lord Byron

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Christianity, May, Mind, Pleasure)

I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Fortune, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Love)

I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Politics, Consistency, Indifference)

I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Pleasure)

I love not man the less, but Nature more.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Love, Nature, Man)

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Appetite, Being)

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Men, Wrongs)

I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: American)

If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Company, Want)

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Mind)

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Business, Gentleman)

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Virtue, England, Hypocrisy)

In solitude, where we are least alone.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Solitude)

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
(Keywords: Time, Agitation, Spirits)

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
(Keywords: Man, Reason, Sleep)

It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Desire)



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