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

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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I tell him, if a clergyman, he lies! If captains the remark, or critics, make, Why they lie also--under a mistake.

Lying Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan

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

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

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I can't but say it is an awkward sight To see one's native land receding through The growing waters; it unmans one quite, Especially when life is rather new.

Love of country Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 12)

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Think not I am what I appear.

Appearance Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Bride of Abydos (canto I, sc. 12)

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

Parting Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Fare Thee Well

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Let's not unman each other--part at once; All farewells should be sudden, when forever, Else they make an eternity of moments, And clog the last sad sands of life with tears.

Parting Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act V, sc. 1)

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Kathleen Mavourneen, the gray dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill, The lark from her light wing the bright dew is shaking-- Kathleen Mavourneen, what, slumbering, still? Oh hast thou forgotten how soon we must sever? Oh hast thou forgotten this day we must part? It may be for years and it may be forever; Oh why art thou silent, thou voice of my heart?

Parting Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: When We Two Parted

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So sweet the blush of bashfulness, E'en pity scarce can wish it less!

Blushes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Bride of Abydos (canto 1, st. 8)

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A thirst for gold, The beggar's vice, which can but overwhelm The meanest hearts.

Gold Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Vision of Judgment (st. 43)

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It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whispered word; And gentle winds, and waters near, Make music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue, And in the heaven that clear obscure, So softly dark, and darkly pure. Which follows the decline of day, As twilight melts beneath the moon away.

Evening Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Parisina (st. 1)

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The careful pilot of my proper woe.

Help Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Epistle to Augustana (no. 3, st. 3)

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A man must serve his time to every trade Save censure--critics all are ready made. Take hackney'd jokes from Miller, got by rote, With just enough of learning to misquote; A mind well skill'd to find or forge a fault; A turn for punning, call it Attic salt; To Jeffrey go, be silent and discreet, His pay is just ten sterling pounds per sheet; Fear not to lie, 'twill seem a lucky hit; Shrink not from blasphemy, 'twill pass for wit; Care not for feeling--pass your proper jest, And stand a critic, hated yet caress'd.

Criticism Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 63)

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What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it.

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

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Then farewell, Horace; whom I hated so, Not for thy faults, but mine.

Faults Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 77)

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He smiles, and sleeps!--sleep on And smile, thou little, young inheritor Of a world scarce less young: sleep on and smile! Thine are the hours and days when both are cheering And innocent!

Babyhood Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Cain (act III, sc. I, l. 24)

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It was the cooling hour, just when the rounded Red sun sinks down behind the azure hill, Which then seems as if the whole earth is bounded, Circling all nature, hush'd, and dim, and still, With the far mountain-crescent half surrounded On one side, and the deep sea calm and chill Upon the other, and the rosy sky With one star sparkling through it like an eye.

Sunset Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 183)

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

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

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Yet even her tyranny had such a grace, The women pardoned all, except her face.

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

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"Yet doth he live!" exclaims th' impatient heir, And sighs for sables which he must not wear.

Expectation Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Lara (canto I, st. 3)

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Some hoisted out the boats, and there was one That begged Pedrillo for an absolution Who told him to be damn'd,--in his confusion.

Shipwreck Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 44)

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Tyranny Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief.

Tyranny Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Two Foscari (act II, sc. 1)

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The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the Music breathing from her face, The heart whose softness harmonized the whole, And, oh! the eye was in itself a Soul!

Beauty Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Bride of Abydos (canto I, st. 6)

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Thou who hast The fatal gist of beauty.

Beauty Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 42)

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She walks in beauty like the night Of cloudless chimes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

Beauty Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: She Walks in Beauty

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