Lord George Byron

Lord George Byron

English poet

Lived from: 1788-1824

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Lord George Byron

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    Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
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    But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.
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    But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric - and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
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    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.
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    But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
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    Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.
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    Critics are already made.
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    Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
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    Dreading that climax of all human ills the inflammation of his weekly bills.
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    Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
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    Fame is the thirst of youth.
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    Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
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    Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
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    For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
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    For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.