Famous Quotes By Lord Byron


  1. A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
  2. Absence - that common cure of love.
  3. Adversity is the first path to truth.
  4. All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
  5. America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
  6. As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
  7. Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
  8. But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
  9. Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
  10. For truth is always strange stranger than fiction.
  11. Friendship is Love without his wings!
  12. Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
  13. I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
  14. I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
  15. I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
  16. I have no consistency, except in politics and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
  17. I love not man the less, but Nature more.
  18. I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
  19. If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
  20. Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
  21. Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
  22. Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
  23. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk the best of life is but intoxication.
  24. Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
  25. Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?
  26. Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
  27. Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
  28. Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
  29. Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
  30. The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
  31. The heart will break, but broken live on.
  32. Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone.
  33. There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
  34. They never fail who die in a great cause.
  35. This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
  36. This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
  37. Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
  38. 'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
  39. Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
  40. We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
  41. 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 life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
  42. Who loves, raves.
  43. Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!

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