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

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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That all-softening, overpowering knell, The tocsin of the soul--the dinner bell.

Bells Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 49)

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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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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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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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"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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Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.

Thieving Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 79)

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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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Ah! were I sever'd from thy side, Where were thy friend and who my guide? Years have not seen, Time shall not see The hour that tears my soul from thee.

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

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On, Amos Cottle!--Phoebus! what a name!

Names Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 399)

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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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Romances paint at full length people's wooings, But only give a bust of marriages: For no one cares for matrimonial cooings. There's nothing wrong in a connubial kiss. Think you, if Laura had been Petrarch's wife, He would have written sonnets all his life?

Romance Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 8)

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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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