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

There comes For ever something between us and what We deem our happiness.

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

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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

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

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Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried?

Experience Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Corsair (canto I, st. 1)

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Jack was embarrassed--never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.

Swearing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Island (canto III, st. 5)

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And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep.

Laughter Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 4)

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To sanction Vice, and hunt Decorum down.

Vice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 621)

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And be the Spartan's epitaph on me-- "Sparta hath many a worthier son than he."

Epitaphs Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 10)

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Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee?

Epitaphs Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Giaour (l. 106)

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Kind reader! take your choice to cry or laugh; Here Harod lies--but where's his Epitaph? If such you seek, try Westminister, and view Ten thousand, just as fit for him as you.

Epitaphs Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Substitute for an Epitaph

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An infant when it gazes on a light, A child the moment when it drains the breast, A devotee when soars the Host in sight, An Arab with a stranger for a guest, A sailor when the prize has struck in fight, A miser filling his most hoarded chest, Feel rapture; but not such true joy are reaping As they who watch o'er what they love while sleeping.

Joy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 196)

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There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away. - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),

Joy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas for Music--There's not a joy, etc.

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Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his own country;--seldom since that day Has Spain had heroes.

Smiles Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 11)

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But owned that smile, if oft observed and near, Waned in its mirth, and wither'd to a sneer.

Smiles Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Lara (canto I, st. 17, l. 11)

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From thy own smile I snatched the snake.

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

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Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.

Scandal Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 31)

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Ah, nut-brown partridges! Ah, brilliant pheasants! And ah, ye poachers!--'Tis no sport for peasants.

Partridges Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 75)

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For everything seemed resting on his nod, As they could read in all eyes. Now to them, Who were accustomed, as a sort of god, To see the sultan, rich in many a gem, Like an imperial peacock stalk abroad (That royal bird, whose tail's a diadem,) With all the pomp of power, it was a doubt How power could condescend to do without.

Peacocks Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto VII, st. 74)

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When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past-- For years fleet away with the wings of the dove-- The dearest remembrance will still be the last, Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.

Kisses Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The First Kill of Love (st. 7)

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His heart was one of those which most enamour us, Wax to receive, and marble to retain.

Heart Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Beppo (st. 34)

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The devil's in the moon for mischief; they Who call'd her chaste, methinks, began too soon Their nomenclature; there is not a day, The longest, not the twenty-first of June, Sees half the business in a wicked way, On which three single hours of moonshine smile-- And then she looks so modest all the while!

Moon Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 113)

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That famish'd people must be slowly nurst, And fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst.

Eating Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 158)

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Man is a carnivorous production, And must have meals, at least one meal a day; He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction, But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey; Although his anatomical construction Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way, Your laboring people think beyond all question, Beef, veal, and mutton better for digestion.

Eating Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 67)

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All human history attests That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner!-- Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.

Eating Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 99)

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And gazed around them to the left and right With the prophetic eye of appetite.

Appetite Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 50)

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There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gather'd then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men.

Festivities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 21)

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