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Lord George Gordon Byron quotes (49)

Man! Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Man

Maidens like moths are ever caught by glare And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Maid

Hereditary bondsmen! know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Freedom

Of all the horrid hideous notes of woe Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast Is that portentous phrase I told you so.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Discussion

Let us have Wine and Women Mirth and Laughter Sermons and soda-water the day after.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Pleasure

A thousand years scarce serve to form a state: An hour may lay it in the dust.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Nation

Heaven gives its favouritesearly death.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Early

Death so called is a thing which makes men weep and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Sleep

All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Happiness

With just enough of learning to misquote.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Quotations

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Letter

The tenors voice is spoilt by affectation And for the bass the beast can only bellow; In fact he had no singing education An ignorant noteless timeless tuneless fellow.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Affectation

Once more upon the waters! yet once more! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Unsorted

Oer the glad water of the dark blue sea Our thoughts as boundless and our souls as free Far as the breeze can bear the billows foam Survey our empire and behold our home!
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Sea

Man's love is of man's life a thing apart 'Tis woman's whole existence.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Life

She walks in beauty like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all thats best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Eyes

Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world All things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Gems

Theres music in the sighing of a reed; Theres music in the gushing of a rill; Theres music in all things if we have ears; The earth is but the music of the spheres.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Music

There's nought no doubt so much the spirit calms As rum and true religion.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Calm

I am ashes where once I was fire.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Fire

When Newton saw an apple fall he found ... A mode of proving that the earth turnd round In a most natural whirl called gravitation; And thus is the sole mortal who could grapple Since Adam with a fall or with an apple.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Gravity

Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Last

I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count and cry over them once a week.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Money

And after all what is a lie? Tis but The truth in masquerade.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Truth

Alas! our young affections run to waste Or water but the desert.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Affection

Pleasures a sin and sometimes sins a pleasure.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Sin

All human history attests That happiness for man the hungry sinner! Since Eve ate apples much depends on dinner.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Easy

This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing To waft me from distraction.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Distraction

Physicians mend or end us; But though in health we sneer when sick we call them to attend us without the least propensity to jeer.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Doctor

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from lifes page And be alone on earth as I am now.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Death

Years steal fire from the mind as vigor from the limb; And Lifes enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Time

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Judge

He who ascends to mountain-tops shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow; He who surpasses or subdues mankind Must look down on the hate of those below.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Mountains

Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly bound.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Electricity

They never fail who die in a great cause.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Cause

What men call gallantry and gods adultery Is much more common where the climates sultry.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Adultery

There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Joy

Years steal Fire from the mind as vigour from the limb And lifes enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Years

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Friendship

To fly from need not be to hate mankind.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Misanthrope

T is pleasant sure to see ones name in print; A books a book although theres nothing int.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Book

Mans love is of mans life a thing apart Tis womans whole existence.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Love

Those who will not reason are bigots those who cannot are fools and those who dare not are slaves.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Innocent

Yet he was jealous though he did not show it For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Jealous

Good but rarely comes from good advice.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Advice

Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Desire

Words are things and a small drop if ink Falling like dew upon a thought produces That which makes thousands perhaps millions think.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Word

The petrifactions of a plodding brain.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Brain

Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast-flitting meteor a fast-flying cloud A flash of the lightning a break of the wave He passes from life to his rest in the grave.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Pride