Facts about George Byron

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George Byron was a famous Poet from Scotland, who lived between January 22, 1788 and April 19, 1824.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by George.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Karl Marx, Robert Browning, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Honore de Balzac, John Charles Fremont, Joseph E. Brown, John P. Kennedy, Judah Philip Benjamin

Famous quotes by George Byron (31)


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"Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons"
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"Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it"
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"Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen"
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"Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?"
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"Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure"
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"Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce"
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"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"
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"It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one"
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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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"If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom"
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"I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor"
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"I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty"
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"I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?"
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"I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions"
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"Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment"
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"For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?"
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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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"Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country"
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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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"All farewells should be sudden, when forever"
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"A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant"
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"Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler"
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"What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence"
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"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more"
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"There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?"
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"The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat"
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"The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch"
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"The best prophet of the future is the past"
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"Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile"
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"Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion"
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"Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down"


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