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Summary

Lord Byron (born as George Gordon Byron in London, Great Britain, died in Missolonghi, Aetolia-Acarnania, Ottoman Empire) was a famous Poet from United Kingdom, who lived between January 22, 1788 and April 19, 1824. He became only 36 years old.

Biography

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet. He was the sixth Baron Byron.

In 1816 he left his homeland after a skandaleombrust divorce, and turned the page never returned.

He visited Ali Pasha, and wrote about him in Childe Harold's pilgrimage. He participated in the Greek fight for freedom in 1823, and died the following year of malaria. He wrote in his magnum opus, the great social satire Don Juan in the years 1819-1824, but did not manage to finish it completely.

Byron claimed that meat and fat corrupts the spirit, and was therefore very keen to follow diets based on vinegar, laxatives and physical activity.

He was the father of Ada Byron Lovelace, known for great mathematical knowledge and their interest automation.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 77 quotes who is written / told by Lord, under the main topics: Happiness, Love, Wedding.

Related authors: William Hazlitt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Lord Tennyson

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron

Famous quotes by Lord Byron (77)


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"We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive"
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"Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil"
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"Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers"
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"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"
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"Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure"
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"I love not man the less, but Nature more"
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"I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure"
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"I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether"
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"Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men"
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"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication"
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"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it"
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"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend"
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"The busy have no time for tears"
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"I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail"
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"Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire"
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"Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!"
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"Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire - in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?"
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"To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin"
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"'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it"
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"'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't"
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"Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure"
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"Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen"
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"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves"
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"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"
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"This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions"
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"They never fail who die in a great cause"
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"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion"
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"The 'good old times' - all times when old are good"
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"Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life"
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"Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them"
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"Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored"
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"Smiles form the channels of a future tear"
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"Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore"
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"Prolonged endurance tames the bold"
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"Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people"
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"Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?"
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"One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I'll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other"
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"Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim"
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"Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger"
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"It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it"
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"It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep"
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"It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time"
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"In solitude, where we are least alone"
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"In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy"
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"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"
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"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad"
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"If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company"
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"I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains"
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"I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting"
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"I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness"
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"Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment"
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"He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below"
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"He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?"
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"Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship"
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"Friendship is Love without his wings!"
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"For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction"
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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"
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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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"Fools are my theme, let satire be my song"
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"Folly loves the martyrdom of fame"
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"Fame is the thirst of youth"
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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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"Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep"
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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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"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge"
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"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray"
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"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"
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"America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people"
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"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"
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"All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin"
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"Adversity is the first path to truth"
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"Absence - that common cure of love"
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"A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands"
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"A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins"
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"A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends"
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"A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress"
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"A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know"


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