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

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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With eyes that look'd into the very soul-- . . . . Bright--and as black and burning as coal.

Eyes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 94)

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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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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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There is a tide in the affairs of women Which, taken at the flood, leads--God knows where.

Wooing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto VI, st. 2)

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Some are soon bagg'd but some reject three dozen. 'Tis fine to see them scattering refusals And wild dismay, o'er every angry cousin (Friends of the party) who begin accusals, Such as--"Unless Miss (Blank) meant to have chosen Poor Frederick, why did she accord perusals To his billets? Why waltz with him? Why, I pray, Look yes least night, and yet say No to-day?"

Wooing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 34)

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

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

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I die,--but first I have possess'd, And come what may, I have been bless'd.

Possession Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Giaour (l. 1,114)

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But at sixteen the conscience rarely gnaws So much, as when we call our old debts in At sixty years, and draw the accounts of evil, And find a deuced balance with the devil.

Conscience Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 167)

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Yet still there whispers the small voice within, Heard through Gain's silence, and o'er Glory's din; Whatever creed be taught or land be trod, Man's conscience is the oracle of God.

Conscience Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Island (canto I, st. 6)

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Perhaps the early grave Which men weep over may be meant to save.

Grave Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 12)

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Of all The fools who flock'd to swell or see the show Who car'd about the corpse? The funeral Made the attraction, and the black the woe; There throbb'd not there a thought which pierc'd the pall.

Grave Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Vision of Judgment (st. 10)

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I awoke one morning and found myself famous.

Fame Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: from Moore's "Life of Bryon"

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What is the end of Fame? 'tis but to fill A certain portion of uncertain paper: Some liken it to climbing up a hill, Whose summit, like all hills, is lost in vapour: For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill, And bards burn what they call their "midnight taper," To have, when the original is dust, A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust.

Fame Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 218)

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Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame.

Fame 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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O Fame!--if I e'er took delight in thy praises, 'Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover She thought that I was not unworthy to love her.

Fame Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas Written on the Road Between Florence and Pisa

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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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All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.

Silence Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 89)

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Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine, And all, save the spirit of man, is divine?

Man Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto I, st. 1)

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Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were.

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

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The best of prophets of the future is the past.

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

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