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

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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Such parting break the heart they fondly hope to heal.

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

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Let's not unman each other--part at once; All farewells should be sudden, when forever, Else they make an eternity of moments, And clog the last sad sands of life with tears.

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

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For talk six times with the same single lady, And you may get the wedding dress ready.

Matrimony Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 59)

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There was no great disparity of years, Though much in temper; but they never clash'd, They moved like stars united in their spheres, Or like the Rhone by Leman's waters wash'd, Where mingled and yet separate appears The river from the lake, all bluely dash'd Through the serene and placid glassy deep, Which fain would lull its river-child to sleep.

Matrimony Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIV, st. 87)

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So sweet the blush of bashfulness, E'en pity scarce can wish it less!

Blushes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Bride of Abydos (canto 1, st. 8)

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Blushed like the waves of hell.

Blushes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Devil's Drive (st. 5)

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Pure friendship's well-feigned blush.

Blushes Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas to Her who can Best Understand Them (st. 12)

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The truly brave, When they behold the brave oppressed with odds, Are touched with a desire to shield and save:-- A mixture of wild beasts and demi-gods Are they--now furious as the sweeping wave, Now moved with pity; even as sometimes nods The rugged tree unto the summer wind, Compassion breathes along the savage mind.

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

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I am not now That which I have been.

Change Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 185)

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And one by one in turn, some grand mistake Casts off its bright skin yearly like the snake.

Change Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 21)

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

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

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