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

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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Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; They crown'd him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow.

Mountains Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Manfred (act I, sc. 1, l. 62)

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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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Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well.

Parting Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Fare Thee Well

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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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Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee?

Change Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Giaour (l. 106)

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How chang'd since last her speaking eye Glanc'd gladness round the glitt'ring room, Where high-born men were proud to wait-- Where Beauty watched to imitate.

Change Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Parisina (st. 10)

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Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock!

Choice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Giaour (l. 969)

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Sleep hath its own world, A boundary between the things misnamed Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world, And a wide realm of wild reality, And dreams in their development have breath, And tears and tortures, and the touch of joy.

Sleep Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Dream (st. 1)

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Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a boy!

Youth Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 23)

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Her years Were ripe, they might make six-and-twenty springs; But there are forms which Time to touch forbears. And turns aside his scythe to vulgar things.

Youth Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 98)

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And both were young, and one was beautiful.

Youth Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Dream (st. 2)

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A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon, Condemn'd to drudge, the meanest of the mean, And furbish falsehoods for a magazine.

Journalism Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 975)

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