Lord Byron Quotes

- Notable Lord Byron Quotes Index -

Born: 1788-01-22, London
Birth Country: England
Died: Missolonghi, 1824-04-19
Occupation: Poet, politician

1.
'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
- Lord Byron

2.
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
- Lord Byron

3.
Absence - that common cure of love.
- Lord Byron

4.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
- Lord Byron

5.
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
- Lord Byron

6.
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
- Lord Byron

7.
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.
- Lord Byron

8.
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron

9.
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.
- Lord Byron

10.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
- Lord Byron

11.
For truth is always strange stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

12.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
- Lord Byron

13.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
- Lord Byron

14.
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron

15.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron

16.
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

17.
I have no consistency, except in politics and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
- Lord Byron

18.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
- Lord Byron

19.
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
- Lord Byron

20.
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.
- Lord Byron

21.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
- Lord Byron

22.
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.
- Lord Byron

23.
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.
- Lord Byron

24.
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk the best of life is but intoxication.
- Lord Byron

25.
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
- Lord Byron

26.
Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?
- Lord Byron

27.
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
- Lord Byron

28.
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
- Lord Byron

29.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
- Lord Byron

30.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
- Lord Byron

31.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
- Lord Byron

32.
The heart will break, but broken live on.
- Lord Byron

33.
Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone.
- Lord Byron

34.
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
- Lord Byron

35.
They never fail who die in a great cause.
- Lord Byron

36.
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
- Lord Byron

37.
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.
- Lord Byron

38.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
- Lord Byron

39.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

40.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
- Lord Byron

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.
- Lord Byron

42.
Who loves, raves.
- Lord Byron

43.
Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
- Lord Byron

Quotes by Lord Byron

Quote Lite Home