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

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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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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A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.

Kisses Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 186)

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She had a good opinion of advice, Like all who give and eke receive it gratis, For which small thanks are still the market price, Even where the article at highest rate is.

Advice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XV, st. 29)

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Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.

Absence Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 22)

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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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Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.

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

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Hark! to the hurried question of Despair "Where is my child?"--An echo answers-- "Where?"

Echo Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto II, st. 27)

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'Tis pleasant purchasing our fellow-creatures; And all are to be sold, if you consider Their passions, and are dext'rous; some by features Are brought up, others by a warlike leader; Some by a place--as tend their years or natures; The most by ready cash--but all have prices, From crowns to kicks, according to their vices.

Bribery Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 27)

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Such is your cold coquette, who can't say "No," And won't say "Yes," and keeps you on and off-ing On a lee-shore, till it begins to blow, Then sees your heart wreck'd, with an inward scoffing.

Coquetry Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 63)

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A change came o'er the spirit of my dream.

Dreams Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Dream (st. 3)

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On the ear Drops the light drip of the suspended oar.

Boating Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 86)

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These two hated with a hate Found only on the stage.

Hatred Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 93)

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Put himself upon his good behavior.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 47)

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The languages, especially the dead, The sciences, and most of all the abstruse, The arts, at least all such as could be said To be the most remote from common use, In all these he was much and deeply read.

Learning Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 40)

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Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded. That all the Apostles would have done as they did.

Christianity Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 83)

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His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call "rigmarole."

Speech Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 174)

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The law of heaven and earth is life for life.

Law Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Curse of Minerva (st. 15)

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The tree of knowledge is not that of life.

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

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Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance.

Knowledge Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Manfred (act II, sc. 4)

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Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life! The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, And tints to-morrow with prophetic ray!

Wives Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto II, st. 20)

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For florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Poetry Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto I, st. 3)

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The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.

Poetry Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (preface)

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Do proper homage to thine idol's eyes; But no too humbly, or she will despise Thee and thy suit, though told in moving tropes: Disguise even tenderness if thou art wise.

Wooing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 34)

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'Tis an old lesson; time approves it true, And those who know it best, deplore it most; When all is won that all desire to woo, The paltry prize is hardly worth the cost.

Wooing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 35)

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