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Lord Byron Quotes


An Anglo-Scottish poet and leading figure in Romanticism.
(1788 - 1824)

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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
 

A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth.
[Childhood]
 

A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.
[Kiss]
 

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

A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a fools-cap crown On a fool's head - and there is London Town.
 

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
 

A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour.
[Wonder]
 

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
 

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
 

Absence - that common cure of love.
[Absence]
 

Admire, exult, despise, laugh, weep - for here There is such matter for all feelings: - Man! Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
 

Adversity is the first path to truth.
[Adversity]
 

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

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
[Happiness]
 

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
 

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
[America]
 

And after all, what is a lie? Tis but The truth in masquerade.
[Lying]
 

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.
 

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

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
 


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