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

Father! no prophet's laws I seek,-- Thy laws in Nature's works appear;-- I own myself corrupt and weak, Yet will I pray, for thou wilt hear.

Prayer Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Prayer of Nature

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My heart is feminine, nor can forget-- To all, except one image, madly blind; So shakes the needle, and so stands the pole, As vibrates my fond heart to my fix'd soul.

Influence Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 196)

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When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no matter." And proved it--'t was no matter what he said.

Mind Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XI, st. 1), an allusion to a dissertation by Berkeley on Mind and Matter found in no

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'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle, Should let itself be snuff'd out by an article.

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

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For most men (till by losing rendered sager) Will back their own opinion is by a wager.

Opinion Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Beppo (st. 27)

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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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For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?

Patriotism Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Age of Bronze

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Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?

Freedom Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 76)

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Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind.

Freedom Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 98)

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For Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft is ever won.

Freedom Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Giaour (l. 123)

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Sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea! Jehovah hath triumphed--his people are free. - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),

Freedom Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sacred Songs--Sound of loud Timbrel

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Cooped in their winged sea-girt citadel.

Navy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 28)

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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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Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease, He makes a solitude and calls it--peace!

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

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Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place!

Peace Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, l. 177)

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I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. [Lat., Iniquissimam pacem justissimo bello antefero.]

Peace Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, l. 177)

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Around his form his loose long robe was thrown, And wrapt a breast bestowed on heaven alone.

Apparel Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto II, st. 3)

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Ye tuneful cobblers! still your notes prolong, Compose at once a slipper and a song; So shall the fair your handiwork peruse, Your sonnets sure shall please--perhaps your shoes.

Shoemaking Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 751)

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May Moorland weavers boast Pindaric skill, And tailors' lays be longer than their bill! While punctual beaux reward the grateful notes, And pay for poems--when they pay for coats.

Tailors Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 781)

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And circumstance, that unspiritual god, And miscreator, makes and helps along Our coming evils, with a critch-like rod, Whose touch turns hope to dust--the dust we all have trod.

Circumstance Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 125)

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Men are the sport of circumstances, when The circumstances seem the sport of men.

Circumstance Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 17)

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I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse--borne away with every breath.

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

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For I am a weed, Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to sail, Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath prevail.

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

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Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate.

Fate Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: To Thomas Moore (st. 2)

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The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree I planted--they have torn me--and I bleed! I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed.

Results Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 10)

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