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349 Famous Quotes by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

By all that's good and glorious.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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And whispering, "I will ne'er consent," consented.

Wooing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 117)

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Think'st thou there is no tyranny but that Of blood and chains? The despotism of vice-- The weakness and the wickedness of luxury-- The negligence--the apathy--the evils Of sensual sloth--produces ten thousand tyrants, Whose delegated cruelty surpasses The worst acts of one energetic master, However harsh and hard in his own bearing.

Tyranny Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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Who track the steps of Glory to the grave.

Glory Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Monody on the Death of the Rt. Hon. R.B. Sheridan

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Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame.

Folly Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Monody on the Death of the Rt. Hon. R.B. Sheridan (l. 68)

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The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave, The Moon, their Mistress, had expired before; The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air, And the clouds perish'd; darkness had no need Of aid from them--she was the Universe.

Darkness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Darkness

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A thousand years scarce serve to form a state; An hour may lay it in the dust.

Government Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 84)

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I want a hero: an uncommon want, When every year and month sends forth a new one.

Heroes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 1)

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Yon Sun that sets upon the sea We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to him and thee, My native land--Good Night!

Love of country Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto I, st. 13)

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Yet how much less it were to gain, Though thou hast left me free, The loveliest things that still remain, Than thus remember thee.

Memory Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: And Thou art Dead as Young and Fair

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Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; They crown'd him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.

Mountains Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Manfred (act I, sc. 1, l. 62)

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I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth.

Linguists Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Beppo (st. 44)

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Pure friendship's well-feigned blush.

Blushes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas to Her who can Best Understand Them (st. 12)

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O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations, Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain, I pray ye flog them upon all occasions, It mends their morals, never mind the pain.

Teaching Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 1)

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He ne'er presumed to make an error clearer;-- In short, there never was a better hearer.

Hearing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIV, st. 37)

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Once more upon the waters! yet once more! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.

Ocean Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 2)

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What want these outlaws conquerors should have But History's purchased page to call them great?

History Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 48)

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As the lone Angler, patient man, At Mewry-Water, or the Banne, Leaves off, against his placid wish, Impaling worms to torture fish.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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Rough Johnson, the great moralist.

Morality Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 7)

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As soon Seek roses in December--ice in June, Hope, constancy in wind, or corn in chaff; Believe a woman or an epitaph, Or any other thing that's false, before You trust in critics.

Criticism Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 75)

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Such is the aspect of this shore; 'Tis Greece, but living Greece no more! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there.

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Giaour (l. 90)

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The castled crag of Drachenfels, Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine.

Rhine river Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 55)

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This is the way that physicians mend or end us, Secundum artem: but although we sneer In health--when ill, we call them to attend us, Without the least propensity to jeer.

Medicine Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 42)

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When health, affrighted, spreads her rosy wing, And flies with every changing gale of spring.

Health Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childish Recollections (l. 3)

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Smiles form the channels of a future tear.

Smiles Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 97)

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