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

"Farewell!" For in that word--that fatal word--howe'er We promise--hope--believe--there breathes despair.

Hope Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto I, st. 15)

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Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell The tortures of that inward hell!

Hell Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Giaour (l. 748)

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And history with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page.

History Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 108)

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I have a passion for the name of "Mary," For once it was a magic sound to me, And still it half calls up the realms of fairy, Where I beheld what never was to be.

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

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When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls--the World.

Rome Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 145)

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Oh! nature's noblest gift--my gray-goose quill! Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, Torn from thy parent-bird to form a pen, That might instrument of little men!

Pen Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 7)

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So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quivered in his heart.

Eagles Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 826)

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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.

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

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Place me on Sunium's marbled steep, Where nothing save the waves and I May hear our mutual murmurs sweep; There, swan-like, let me sing and die.

Swans Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 86, 16)

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Come, lay thy head upon my breast, And I will kiss thee into rest.

Kisses Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto I, st. 11)

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Look! how he laughs and stretches out his arms, And opens wide his blue eyes upon thine, To hail his father; while his little form Flutters as winged with joy. Talk not of pain! The childless cherubs well might envy thee The pleasures of a parent.

Babyhood Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Cain (act III, sc. I, l. 171)

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What gem hath dropp'd, and sparkles o'er his chain? The tear most sacred, shed for other's pain, That starts at once--bright pure--from Pity's mine, Already polish'd by the hand divine!

Tears Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto II, st. 15)

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Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

Hatred Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 6)

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Sweet is revenge--especially to women.

Revenge Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 124)

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'Tis sweet to listen as the night winds creep From leaf to leaf; 'tis sweet to view on high The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky.

Rainbows Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 122)

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"Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue," As some one somewhere sings about the sky.

Sky Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 110)

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Till taught by pain, Men really know not what good water's worth; If you had been in Turkey or in Spain, Or with a famish'd boat's-crew had your berth, Or in the desert heard the camel's bell, You'd wish yourself where Truth is--in a well.

Water Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 84)

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Her eye (I'm very fond of handsome eyes) Was large and dark, suppressing half its fire Until she spoke, then through its soft disguise Flash'd an expression more of pride than ire, And love than either; and there would arise, A something in them which was not desire, But would have been, perhaps, but for the soul, Which struggled through and chansten'd down the whole.

Eyes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 60)

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'Twas blow for blow, disputing inch by inch, For one would not retreat, nor t'other flinch.

Argument Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto VIII, st. 77)

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Weren't the last drop in the well, As I gasp'd upon the brink, Ere my fainting spirit fell, 'Tis to thee that I would drink.

Toasts Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: To Thomas Moore

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Such hath it been--shall be--beneath the sun The many still must labour for the one.

Labor Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Corsair (canto I, st. 8)

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Right--that will do for the marines.

Navy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Island (II, XXI)

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'Tis not on youth's smooth cheek the blush alone, which fades so fast, But the tender bloom of heart is gone, ere youth itself be past.

Blushes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas for Music

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Brave men were living before Agamemnon.

Bravery Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 5)

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But yet she listen'd--'tis enough-- Who listens once will listen twice; Her heart, be sure, is not of ice, And one refusal no rebuff.

Listening Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Mazeppa (st. 6)

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