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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
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I can't but say it is an awkward sight To see one's native land receding through The growing waters; it unmans one quite, Especially when life is rather new. -- Lord Byron
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Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains; They crown'd him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds, With a diadem of snow. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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As winds come whispering lightly from the West, Kissing, not ruffling, the blue deep's serene. -- Lord Byron
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Yet I did love thee to the last, As ferverently as thou, Who didst not change through all the past, And canst not alter now. -- Lord Byron
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Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket. -- Lord Byron
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But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And roam along, the world's tired denizen, With none who bless us, none whom we can bless. -- Lord Byron
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'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give, No hollow aid; alone - man with God must strive. -- Lord Byron
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Champagne with its foaming whirls/As white as Cleopatra's pearls. -- Lord Byron
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That music in itself, whose sounds are song, The poetry of speech. -- Lord Byron
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There is no passion, more spectral or fantastical than hate, not even its opposite, love, so peoples air, with phantoms, as this madness of the heart. -- Lord Byron
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In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee -- Lord Byron
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How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Smiles form the channels of a future tear. -- Lord Byron
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A man must serve his time to every trade,
Save censure-critics all are ready made.
Take hackney'd jokes from Miller, got by rote
With just enough learning to misquote ... -- Lord Byron
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Of all tales 'tis the saddest
and more sad, Because it makes us smile. -- Lord Byron
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Oh, talk not to me of a name great in story; The days of our youth are the days of our glory; And the myrtle and ivy of sweet two-and-twenty Are worth all your laurels, though ever so plenty. -- Lord Byron
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Oh, Christ! it is a goodly sight to see What Heaven hath done for this delicious land! -- Lord Byron
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Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more! though fallen, great! -- Lord Byron
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Yet truth will sometimes lend her noblest fires, And decorate the verse herself inspires: This fact, in virtue's name, let Crabbe attest,- Though Nature's sternest painter, yet the best. -- Lord Byron
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Eat, drink and love ... the rest is not worth a nickel -- Lord Byron
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There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast that trusted to his truth -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Let no man grumble when his friends fall off, As they will do like leaves at the first breeze; When your affairs come round, one way or t'other, Go to the coffee house, and take another. -- Lord Byron
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Such is your cold coquette, who can't say "No," And won't say "Yes," and keeps you on and off-ing On a lee-shore, till it begins to blow, Then sees your heart wreck'd, with an inward scoffing. -- Lord Byron
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And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; They have a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being. -- Lord Byron
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I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one's partners in the waltz of this world -not much remembered when the ball is over. -- Lord Byron
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Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce. -- Lord Byron
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The Christian has greatly the advantage of the unbeliever, having everything to gain and nothing to lose. -- Lord Byron
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I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting. -- Lord Byron
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There's not a sea the passenger e'er pukes in, Turns up more dangerous breakers than the Euxine. -- Lord Byron
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Grief is fantastical, and loves the dead, And the apparel of the grave. -- Lord Byron
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The dew of compassion is a tear. -- Lord Byron
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I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust. -- Lord Byron
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Sweet is old wine in bottles, ale in barrels. -- Lord Byron
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To chase the glowing hours with flying feet. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Marriage, from love, like vinegar from wine
A sad, sour sober beverage
by time Is sharpened from its high celestial flavor Down to a very homely household savor. -- Lord Byron
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Fills The air around with beauty. -- Lord Byron
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With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar'd by spur or rod,
A thousand horses - the wild - the free -
Like waves that follow o'er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on. -- Lord Byron
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Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling. -- Lord Byron
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When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no matter." And proved it
't was no matter what he said. -- Lord Byron
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By Heaven! it is a splendid sight to see For one who hath no friend, no brother there. -- Lord Byron
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O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, which makes bank credit like a bark of vapour. -- Lord Byron
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Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's! -- Lord Byron
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O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations, Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain, I pray ye flog them upon all occasions, It mends their morals, never mind the pain. -- Lord Byron
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America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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And I would hear yet once before I perish The voice which was my music ... Speak to me! -- Lord Byron
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My hair is grey, but not with years, Nor grew it white In a single night, As men's have grown from sudden fears. -- Lord Byron
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On the ear Drops the light drip of the suspended oar. -- Lord Byron
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Egypt! from whose all dateless tombs arose Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose, And shook within their pyramids to hear A new Cambyses thundering in their ear; While the dark shades of forty ages stood Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood. -- Lord Byron
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Fare thee well, and if for ever Still for ever fare thee well. -- Lord Byron
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Earth! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead! Of the three hundred grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae! -- Lord Byron
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They used to say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but I know now they mean money. -- Lord Byron
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Books, Manuals, Directives, Regulations. The geometries that circumscribe your working life draw norrower and norrower until nothing fits inside them anymore. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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I live, but live to die: and, living, see nothing to make death hateful, save an innate clinging, a loathsome and yet all invincible instinct of life, which I abhor, as I despise myself,
yet cannot overcome - and so I live. Would I had never lived! -- Lord Byron
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Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not. -- Lord Byron
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Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection. -- Lord Byron
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I cannot describe to you the despairing sensation of trying to do something for a man who seems incapable or unwilling to do anything further for himself. -- Lord Byron
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Few things surpass old wine; and they may preach Who please, the more because they preach in vain -- Lord Byron
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I hate all pain, Given or received; we have enough within us The meanest vassal as the loftiest monarch, Not to add to each other's natural burden Of mortal misery. -- Lord Byron
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Had sigh'd to many, though he loved but one. -- Lord Byron
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But mighty Nature bounds as from her birth;
The sun is in the heavens, and life on earth:
Flowers in the valley, splendor in the beam,
Health on the gale, and freshness in the stream. -- Lord Byron
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The music, and the banquet, and the wine
The garlands, the rose odors, and the flowers, The sparkling eyes, and flashing ornaments
The white arms and the raven hair
the braids, And bracelets; swan-like bosoms, and the necklace, An India in itself, yet dazzling not. -- Lord Byron
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Muse of the many twinkling feet, whose charms are now extending up from legs to arms. -- Lord Byron
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I stood among them, but not of them: in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts. -- Lord Byron
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What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, is much more common where the climate's sultry. -- Lord Byron
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Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world. -- Lord Byron
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And Mocha's berry, from Arabia pure, In small fine china cups, came in at last. Gold cups of filigree, made to secure the hand from burning, underneath them place. Cloves, cinnamon and saffron, too, were boiled Up with the coffee, which, I think, they spoiled. -- Lord Byron
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He who grown aged in this world of woe, In deeds, not years, piercing the depths of life, So that no wonder waits him. -- Lord Byron
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It is true from early habit, one must make love mechanically as one swims; I was once very fond of both, but now as I never swim unless I tumble into the water, I don't make love till almost obliged. -- Lord Byron
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It has been said that the immortality of the soul is a grand peut-tre -but still it is a grand one. Everybody clings to it -the stupidest, and dullest, and wickedest of human bipeds is still persuaded that he is immortal. -- Lord Byron
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Think not I am what I appear. -- Lord Byron
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Yet smelt roast meat, beheld a huge fire shine, And cooks in motion with their clean arms bared. -- Lord Byron
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In commitment, we dash the hopes of a thousand potential selves. -- Lord Byron
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Yon Sun that sets upon the sea We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to him and thee, My native land-Good Night! -- Lord Byron
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The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie. -- Lord Byron
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There is a tear for all who die, A mourner o'er the humblest grave. -- Lord Byron
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'Twas strange that one so young should thus concern His brain about the action of the sky; If you think 'twas philosophy that this did, I can't help thinking puberty assisted. -- Lord Byron
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Though the day of my Destiny 's over, And the star of my Fate hath declined, Thy soft heart refused to discover The faults which so many could find. -- Lord Byron
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When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past -
For years fleet away with the wings of the dove -
The dearest remembrance will still be the last,
Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love. -- Lord Byron
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Farewell! if ever fondest prayer For other's weal avail'd on high, Mine will not all be lost in air, But waft thy name beyond the sky. -- Lord Byron
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Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone
glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away
Is this the whole? -- Lord Byron
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Thy decay's still impregnate with divinity. -- Lord Byron
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The drying up a single tear has more, of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore. -- Lord Byron
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To what gulfs A single deviation from the track Of human duties leads even those who claim The homage of mankind as their born due, And find it, till they forfeit it themselves! -- Lord Byron
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Bread has been made (indifferent) from potatoes;
And galvanism has set some corpses grinning,
But has not answer'd like the apparatus
Of the Humane Society's beginning,
By which men are unsuffocated gratis:
What wondrous new machines have late been spinning. -- Lord Byron
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Of religion I know nothing
at least, in its favor. -- Lord Byron
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Frienship is eros ... without wings -- Lord Byron
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Liberty - eternal spirit of the chainless mind -- Lord Byron
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Egeria! sweet creation of some heart Which found no mortal resting-place so fair As thine ideal breast. -- Lord Byron
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Tis sweet to listen as the night winds creep From leaf to leaf. -- Lord Byron
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The devil hath not, in all his quiver's choice, An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice. -- Lord Byron
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So sweet the blush of bashfulness, E'en pity scarce can wish it less! -- Lord Byron
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I love the language, it sounds as if it should be writ on satin with syllables which breathe of the sweet South -- Lord Byron
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Come what may, I have been blest. -- Lord Byron
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A good coach encourages the same type of resilience in the people they work with. They encourage them to take risks. If the risk results in failure, they help all people to learn from the mistake and then go on to try another way. -- Lord Byron
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No words suffice the secret soul to show, For truth denies all eloquence to woe. -- Lord Byron
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Next to dressing for a rout or ball, undressing is a woe. -- Lord Byron
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Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast; Is that portentous phrase, I told you so. -- Lord Byron
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Parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues With a new colour as it gasps away, The last still loveliest, till-'t is gone, and all is gray. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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They truly mourn, that mourn without a witness. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen. -- Lord Byron
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Father of Light! great God of Heaven! Hear'st thou the accents of despair? Can guilt like man's be e'er forgiven? Can vice atone for crimes by prayer. -- Lord Byron
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Who loves, raves. -- Lord Byron
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Self praise is no praise at all. -- Lord Byron
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It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. -- Lord Byron
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And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it. -- Lord Byron
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But beef is rare within these oxless isles; Goat's flesh there is, no doubt, and kid, and mutton; And, when a holiday upon them smiles, A joint upon their barbarous spits they put on. -- Lord Byron
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You have to have a passion for your work. How can we expect people to be passionate if you, as their coach, does not have a passion? Coaching has to be something that gives you passion and energy. -- Lord Byron
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The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat. -- Lord Byron
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Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down. -- Lord Byron
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I suppose we shall soon travel by air-vessels; make air instead of sea voyages; and at length find our way to the moon, in spite of the want of atmosphere. -- Lord Byron
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Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them. -- Lord Byron
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Which cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires The young, makes Weariness forget his toil, And Fear her danger; opens a new world When this, the present, palls. -- Lord Byron
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Go let thy less than woman's hand Assume the distaff not the brand. -- Lord Byron
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May Moorland weavers boast Pindaric skill, And tailors' lays be longer than their bill! While punctual beaux reward the grateful notes, And pay for poems
when they pay for coats. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Think you, if Laura had been Petrarch's wife, He would have written sonnets all his life?. -- Lord Byron
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The Niobe of nations! there she stands. -- Lord Byron
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But I had not quite fixed whether to make him [Don Juan] end in Hell-or in an unhappy marriage,-not knowing which would be the severest. -- Lord Byron
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Tis not on youth's smooth cheek the blush alone, which fades so fast, But the tender bloom of heart is gone, ere youth itself be past. -- Lord Byron
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My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone; The worm, the canker, and the grief, Are mine alone! -- Lord Byron
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In general I do not draw well with literary men
not that I dislike them but I never know what to say to them after I have praised their last publication. -- Lord Byron
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Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down Over the waste of waters; like a veil, Which, if withdrawn, would but disclose the frown Of one whose hate is mask'd but to assail. -- Lord Byron
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The keenest pangs the wretched find Are rapture to the dreary void, The leafless desert of the mind, The waste of feelings unemployed. -- Lord Byron
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When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls
the World. -- Lord Byron
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Yet still there whispers the small voice within, Heard through Gain's silence, and o'er Glory's din; Whatever creed be taught or land be trod, Man's conscience is the oracle of God. -- Lord Byron
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The sky is changed,-and such a change! O night And storm and darkness! ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, Leaps the live thunder. -- Lord Byron
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Religion-freedom-vengeance-what you will, A word's enough to raise mankind to kill. -- Lord Byron
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Do proper homage to thine idol's eyes; But no too humbly, or she will despise Thee and thy suit, though told in moving tropes: Disguise even tenderness if thou art wise. -- Lord Byron
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But there are wanderers o'er Eternity Whose bark drives on and on, and anchor'd ne'er shall be. -- Lord Byron
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We have fools in all sects, and impostors in most; why should I believe mysteries no one can understand, because written by men who chose to mistake madness for inspiration and style themselves Evangelicals? -- Lord Byron
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Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of the world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom. -- Lord Byron
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A sort of hostile transaction, very necessary to keep the world going, but by no means a sinecure to the parties concerned. -- Lord Byron
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From the mingled strength of shade and light A new creation rises to my sight, Such heav'nly figures from his pencil flow, So warm with light his blended colors glow ... The glowing portraits, fresh from life, that bring Home to our hearts the truth from which they spring. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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I awoke one morning and found myself famous. -- Lord Byron
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A quiet conscience makes one so serene. -- Lord Byron
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If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself ... that a tiger is an optical illusion
well, he will find out he is wrong. The tiger will himself intervene in the discussion, in a manner which will be in every sense conclusive. -- Lord Byron
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The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave,
The moon, their mistress, had expir'd before;
The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air,
And the clouds perish'd; Darkness had no need
Of aid from them-She was the Universe. -- Lord Byron
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Bologna is celebrated for producing popes, painters, and sausage. -- Lord Byron
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Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored. -- Lord Byron
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Whenever I meet with anything agreeable in this world it surprises me so much - and pleases me so much (when my passions are not interested in one way or the other) that I go on wondering for a week to come. -- Lord Byron
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In solitude, when we are least alone. -- Lord Byron
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Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisy -- Lord Byron
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Time strips our illusions of their hue, And one by one in turn, some grand mistake Casts off its bright skin yearly like the snake. -- Lord Byron
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Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship. -- Lord Byron
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But at sixteen the conscience rarely gnaws So much, as when we call our old debts in At sixty years, and draw the accounts of evil, And find a deuced balance with the devil. -- Lord Byron
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I've seen your stormy seas and stormy women, And pity lovers rather more than seamen. -- Lord Byron
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Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell Then shriek'd the timid, and stood still the brave, Then some leap'd overboard with fearful yell, As eager to anticipate their grave. -- Lord Byron
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And hold up to the sun my little taper. -- Lord Byron
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Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler. -- Lord Byron
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I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation
they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves. -- Lord Byron
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The art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest and the stupidest of pretended sports. -- Lord Byron
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Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men. -- Lord Byron
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Perhaps the early grave Which men weep over may be meant to save. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon. -- Lord Byron
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To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all. -- Lord Byron
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Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise! -- Lord Byron
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Dreading that climax of all human ills the inflammation of his weekly bills. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime! -- Lord Byron
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The cold, the changed, perchance the dead, anew, The mourn'd, the loved, the lost,-too many, yet how few! -- Lord Byron
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Hearts will break - yet brokenly, live on. -- Lord Byron
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Till taught by pain, men know not water's worth. -- Lord Byron
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O Fame! if I ever took delight in thy praises, Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover The thought that I was not unworthy to love her. -- Lord Byron
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Gone, glimmering through the dream of things that were. -- Lord Byron
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A change came o'er the spirit of my dream. -- Lord Byron
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What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking! -- Lord Byron
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Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave? -- Lord Byron
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I am the very slave of circumstance And impulse borne away with every breath! Misplaced upon the throne misplaced in life. I know not what I could have been, but feel I am not what I should be let it end. -- Lord Byron
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Just as old age is creeping on space, And clouds come o'er the sunset of our day, They kindly leave us, though not quite alone, But in good company
the gout or stone. -- Lord Byron
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What makes a regiment of soldiers a more noble object of view than the same mass of mob? Their arms, their dresses, their banners, and the art and artificial symmetry of their position and movements. -- Lord Byron
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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? -- Lord Byron
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Whatsoever thy birth, thou were a beautiful thought and softly bodied forth. -- Lord Byron
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So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice. -- Lord Byron
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He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Brisk Confidence still best with woman copes: Pique her and soothe in turn-soon Passion crowns thy hopes. -- Lord Byron
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I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs, A palace and a prison on each hand. -- Lord Byron
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Well, well, the world must turn upon its axis, And all mankind turn with it, heads or tails, And live and die, make love and pay our taxes, And as the veering winds shift, shift our sails. -- Lord Byron
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What opposite discoveries we have seen!
(Signs of true genius, and of empty pockets.)
One makes new noses, one a guillotine,
One breaks your bones, one sets them in their sockets;
But vaccination certainly has been
A kind antithesis to Congreve's rockets, ... -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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I am surrounded here by parsons and methodists, but as you will see, not infested with the mania. -- Lord Byron
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The devil was the first democrat -- Lord Byron
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Such partings break the heart they fondly hope to heal. -- Lord Byron
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A thirst for gold, The beggar's vice, which can but overwhelm The meanest hearts. -- Lord Byron
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I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever! -- Lord Byron
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Romances paint at full length people's wooing. But only give a bust of marriages. -- Lord Byron
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Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at? -- Lord Byron
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Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion. -- Lord Byron
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Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart. -- Lord Byron
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Damn description, it is always disgusting. -- Lord Byron
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Who then will explain the explanation? -- Lord Byron
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I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual. -- Lord Byron
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But stories somehow lengthen when begun. -- Lord Byron
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The busy have no time for tears. -- Lord Byron
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Since Eve ate the apple, much depends on dinner. -- Lord Byron
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I was accused of every monstrous vice by public rumour and private rancour; my name, which had been a knightly or noble one, was tainted. I felt that, if what was whispered, and muttered, and murmured, was true, I was unfit for England; if false, England was unfit for me. -- Lord Byron
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Grief should be the instructor of the wise; Sorrow is Knowledge. -- Lord Byron
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When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years. -- Lord Byron
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Scion of chiefs and monarchs, where art thou? Fond hope of many nations, art thou dead? Could not the grave forget thee, and lay low Some less majestic, less beloved head? -- Lord Byron
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Most glorious night! Thou wert not sent for slumber! -- Lord Byron
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Folly loves the martyrdom of fame. -- Lord Byron
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Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyes
that is, I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case, at least, where I have been; They smile so when one's right; and when one's wrong They smile still more. -- Lord Byron
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But every fool describes, in these bright days, His wondrous journey to some foreign court, And spawns his quarto, and demands your praise,
Death to his publisher, to him 'tis sport. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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And Doubt and Discord step 'twixt thine and thee. -- Lord Byron
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I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day ... -- Lord Byron
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Oh! snatched away in beauty's bloom,
On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
But on thy turf shall roses rear
Their leaves, the earliest of the year. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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I awoke one day to find myself famous. -- Lord Byron
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The basis of your religion is injustice. The Son of God the pure, the immaculate, the innocent, is sacrificed for the guilty. This proves his heroism, but no more does away with man's sin than a school boy's volunteering to be flogged for another would exculpate a dunce from negligence. -- Lord Byron
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I speak not of men's creeds - they rest between Man and his Maker. -- Lord Byron
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[Armenian] is a rich language, however, and would amply repay any one the trouble of learning it. -- Lord Byron
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Tis the perception of the beautiful, A fine extension of the faculties, Platonic, universal, wonderful, Drawn from the stars, and filtered through the skies, Without which life would be extremely dull -- Lord Byron
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The dome of thought, the palace of the soul. -- Lord Byron
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And wrinkles, the damned democrats, won't flatter. -- Lord Byron
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Not to admire, is all the art I know To make men happy, or to keep them so. Thus Horace wrote we all know long ago; And thus Pope quotes the precept to re-teach From his translation; but had none admired, Would Pope have sung, or Horace been inspired? -- Lord Byron
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What exile from himself can flee? To zones, though more and more remote, Still, still pursues, where'er I be, The blight of life
the demon Thought. -- Lord Byron
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Venice once was dear,
The pleasant place of all festivity,
The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy. -- Lord Byron
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Tyranny Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief. -- Lord Byron
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Still from the fount of joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom flings. -- Lord Byron
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With thee all tales are sweet; each clime has charms; earth - sea alike - our world within our arms. -- Lord Byron
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I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes - and as cold as Charity, Chastity or any other Virtue. -- Lord Byron
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Nothing so fretful, so despicable as a Scribbler, see what I am, and what a parcel of Scoundrels I have brought about my ears, and what language I have been obliged to treat them with to deal with them in their own way; - all this comes of Authorship. -- Lord Byron
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It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. -- Lord Byron
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I have a passion for the name of "Mary," For once it was a magic sound to me, And still it half calls up the realms of fairy, Where I beheld what never was to be. -- Lord Byron
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I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other. -- Lord Byron
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Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock! -- Lord Byron
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And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep. -- Lord Byron
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That famish'd people must be slowly nurst, and fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst. -- Lord Byron
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Yes! Ready money is Aladdin's lamp. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn? -- Lord Byron
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In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell. -- Lord Byron
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For a man to become a poet (witness Petrarch and Dante), he must be in love, or miserable. -- Lord Byron
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The world is a bundle of hay, Mankind are the asses that pull, Each tugs in a different way And the greatest of all is John Bull! -- Lord Byron
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None are so desolate but something dear, Dearer than self, possesses or possess'd A thought, and claims the homage of a tear. -- Lord Byron
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Exhausting thought, And hiving wisdom with each studious year. -- Lord Byron
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The law of heaven and earth is life for life. -- Lord Byron
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The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old!
The dead, but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns. -- Lord Byron
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We of the craft are all crazy. -- Lord Byron
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That low vice, curiosity! -- Lord Byron
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My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea. -- Lord Byron
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The very best of vineyards is the cellar -- Lord Byron
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I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for the company of my lamp and my library. -- Lord Byron
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Where are the forms the sculptor's soul hath seized? In him alone, Can nature show as fair? -- Lord Byron
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A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour! -- Lord Byron
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There is, in fact, no law or government at all; and it is wonderful how well things go on without them. -- Lord Byron
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I die but first I have possessed, And come what may, I have been blessed. -- Lord Byron
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Tyranny is for the worst of treasons. -- Lord Byron
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Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded. That all the Apostles would have done as they did. -- Lord Byron
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Reason is so unreasonable, that few people can say they are in possession of it. -- Lord Byron
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I only know we loved in vain; I only feel-farewell! farewell! -- Lord Byron
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Let not his mode of raising cash seem strange,
Although he fleeced the flags of every nation,
For into a prime minister but change
His title, and 'tis nothing but taxation. -- Lord Byron
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Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Italia! O Italia! thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty. -- Lord Byron
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Lord of himself; that heritage of woe! -- Lord Byron
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Oh! too convincing
dangerously dear
In woman's eye the unanswerable tear! That weapon of her weakness she can wield, To save, subdue
at once her spear and shield. -- Lord Byron
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Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates - but pages might be filled up, as vainly as before, with the sad usage of all sorts of sages, who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore! The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages. -- Lord Byron
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The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice. -- Lord Byron
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I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions. -- Lord Byron
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In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy. -- Lord Byron
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This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing To waft me from distraction. -- Lord Byron
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A legal broom's a moral chimney-sweeper, And that's the reason he himself's so dirty -- Lord Byron
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So do the dark in soul expire, Or live like scorpion girt by fire; So writhes the mind remorse hath riven, Unfit for earth, undoom'd for heaven, Darkness above, despair beneath, Around it flame, within it death. -- Lord Byron
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So bright the tear in Beauty's eye, Love half regrets to kiss it dry. -- Lord Byron
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Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime. -- Lord Byron
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I depart, Whither I know not; but the hour's gone by When Albion's lessening shores could grieve or glad mine eye. -- Lord Byron
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The sight of blood to crowds begets the thirst of more, As the first wine-cup leads to the long revel. -- Lord Byron
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Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave. -- Lord Byron
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One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer. -- Lord Byron
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What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little. -- Lord Byron
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It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one. -- Lord Byron
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Alas! how deeply painful is all payment! -- Lord Byron
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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? -- Lord Byron
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Curiosity kills itself; and love is only curiosity, as is proved by its end. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Admire, exult, despise, laugh, weep for here There is such matter for all feelings: Man! Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear. -- Lord Byron
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And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear. -- Lord Byron
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Now what I love in women is, they won't Or can't do otherwise than lie, but do it. So well, the very truth seems falsehood to it. -- Lord Byron
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My altars are the mountains and the ocean. -- Lord Byron
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Be warm, be pure, be amorous, but be chaste. -- Lord Byron
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Once more upon the waters! yet once more!
And the waves bound beneath me as a steed
That knows his rider. -- Lord Byron
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A material resurrection seems strange and even absurd except for purposes of punishment, and all punishment which is to revenge rather than correct must be morally wrong, and when the World is at an end, what moral or warning purpose can eternal tortures answer? -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger. -- Lord Byron
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The premises are so delightfully extensive, that two people might live together without ever seeing, hearing or meeting. -- Lord Byron
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What an antithetical mind! - tenderness, roughness - delicacy, coarseness - sentiment, sensuality - soaring and groveling, dirt and deity - all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay! -- Lord Byron
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Like to the apples on the Dead Sea's shore, All ashes to the taste. -- Lord Byron
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No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell! -- Lord Byron
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Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place, With one fair spirit for my minister -- Lord Byron
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Fill high the cup with Samian wine! -- Lord Byron
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Critics are already made. -- Lord Byron
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We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. -- Lord Byron
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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. -- Lord Byron
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Send me no more reviews of any kind. I will read no more of evil or good in that line. Walter Scott has not read a review of himself for thirteen years . -- Lord Byron
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No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving. -- Lord Byron
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Sorrow preys upon Its solitude, and nothing more diverts it From its sad visions of the other world Than calling it at moments back to this. The busy have no time for tears. -- Lord Byron
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I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor. -- Lord Byron
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The truly brave are soft of heart and eyes, and feel for what their duty bids them do. -- Lord Byron
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Physicians mend or end us, Secundum artem; but although we sneer - In health - when ill we call them to attend us, Without the least propensity to jeer -- Lord Byron
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Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country. -- Lord Byron
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Good work and joyous play go hand in hand. When play stops, old age begins. Play keeps you from taking life too seriously. -- Lord Byron
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Sleep hath its own world, and the wide realm of wild reality. -- Lord Byron
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Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen. -- Lord Byron
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Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile. -- Lord Byron
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Tis said that persons living on annuities Are longer lived than others. -- Lord Byron
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And what is writ is writ - / Would it were worthier! -- Lord Byron
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Fame is the thirst of youth. -- Lord Byron
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One hates an author that's all author. -- Lord Byron
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History - the devil's scripture -- Lord Byron
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It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter; yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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My beautiful, my own
My only Venice-this is breath! Thy breeze
Thine Adrian sea-breeze, how it fans my face!
Thy very winds feel native to my veins,
And cool them into calmness! -- Lord Byron
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So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart. -- Lord Byron
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Life is too short for chess. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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All farewells should be sudden, when forever. -- Lord Byron
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Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers. -- Lord Byron
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War, war is still the cry,-"war even to the knife!" -- Lord Byron
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Tis an old lesson; time approves it true, And those who know it best, deplore it most; When all is won that all desire to woo, The paltry prize is hardly worth the cost. -- Lord Byron
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Sighing that Nature formed but one such man, and broke the die. -- Lord Byron
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There is music in all things, if men had ears. -- Lord Byron
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My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then. -- Lord Byron
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Ecclesiastes said that "all is vanity," Most modern preachers say the same, or show it By their examples of true Christianity: In short, all know, or very short may know it. -- Lord Byron
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Oh Rome! My country! City of the soul! -- Lord Byron
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I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, ... that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us. -- Lord Byron
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As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands. -- Lord Byron
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Such hath it been
shall be
beneath the sun The many still must labour for the one. -- Lord Byron
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A feast not profuse but elegant; more of salt [refinement] than of expense. -- Lord Byron
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I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count, and cry over them once a week. -- Lord Byron
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Knowledge is not happiness, and science
But an exchange of ignorance for that
Which is another kind of ignorance. -- Lord Byron
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Oh, nature's noblest gift, my grey goose quill, Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, Torn from the parent bird to form a pen, That mighty instrument of little men. -- Lord Byron
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Have not all past human beings parted, And must not all the present, one day part? -- Lord Byron
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What want these outlaws conquerors should have but history's purchased page to call them great? -- Lord Byron
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Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people. -- Lord Byron
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Rough Johnson, the great moralist. -- Lord Byron
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Who falls from all he knows of bliss, Cares little into what abyss. -- Lord Byron
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The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go. -- Lord Byron
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For the night Shows stars and women in a better light. -- Lord Byron
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My native land, good night! -- Lord Byron
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A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war. -- Lord Byron
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It is when we think we lead that we are most led. -- Lord Byron
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This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal. -- Lord Byron
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Let joy be unconfined ... -- Lord Byron
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He makes a solitude, and calls it - peace! -- Lord Byron
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A pretty woman is a welcome guest. -- Lord Byron
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'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it. -- Lord Byron
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You should have a softer pillow than my heart. -- Lord Byron
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The best prophet of the future is the past. -- Lord Byron
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The simple Wordsworth ... / Who, both by precept and example, shows / That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose. -- Lord Byron
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Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it. -- Lord Byron
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He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly? -- Lord Byron
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Land of lost gods and godlike men. -- Lord Byron
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I am no Platonist, I am nothing at all; but I would sooner be a Paulician, Manichean, Spinozist, Gentile, Pyrrhonian, Zoroastrian, than one of the seventy-two villainous sects who are tearing each other to pieces for the love of the Lord and hatred of each other. -- Lord Byron
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I should like to know who has been carried off, except poor dear me - I have been more ravished myself than anybody since the Trojan war. -- Lord Byron
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I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people - being always excited. -- Lord Byron
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A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins. -- Lord Byron
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This is to be along; this, this is solitude! -- Lord Byron
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There is pleasure in the pathless woods. -- Lord Byron
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I am not now
That which I have been. -- Lord Byron
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I learned to love despair. -- Lord Byron
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Think'st thou existence doth depend on time? It doth; but actions are our epochs. -- Lord Byron
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There are some feelings time cannot benumb, Nor torture shake. -- Lord Byron
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The mind can make substance, and people planets of its own with beings brighter than have been, and give a breath to forms which can outlive all flesh. -- Lord Byron
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Armenian is the language to speak with God. -- Lord Byron
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Poetry should only occupy the idle. -- Lord Byron
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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. -- Lord Byron
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What is Death, so it be but glorious? 'Tis a sunset; And mortals may be happy to resemble The Gods but in decay. -- Lord Byron
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No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed. -- Lord Byron
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Prolonged endurance tames the bold. -- Lord Byron
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I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether. -- Lord Byron
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Talent may be in time forgiven, but genius never -- Lord Byron
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Glory, like the phoenix 'midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires. -- Lord Byron
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Your thief looks Exactly like the rest, or rather better; 'Tis only at the bar, and in the dungeon, That wise men know your felon by his features. -- Lord Byron
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If from society we learn to live, solitude should teach us how to die. -- Lord Byron
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I see before me the gladiator lie. -- Lord Byron
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All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most. -- Lord Byron
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Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of power. -- Lord Byron
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Then farewell, Horace; whom I hated so, Not for thy faults, but mine. -- Lord Byron
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Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days! -- Lord Byron
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A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded. -- Lord Byron
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Eternity forbids thee to forget. -- Lord Byron
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'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. -- Lord Byron
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The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity. -- Lord Byron
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I loved my country, and I hated him. -- Lord Byron
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Heaven gives its favourites-early death. -- Lord Byron
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Good but rarely came from good advice. -- Lord Byron
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He had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept. -- Lord Byron
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The French courage proceeds from vanity -- Lord Byron
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Retirement accords with the tone of my mind; I will not descend to a world I despise. -- Lord Byron
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What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman. -- Lord Byron
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The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game. -- Lord Byron
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Ah, happy years! once more who would not be a boy? -- Lord Byron
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The poetry of speech. -- Lord Byron
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I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves. -- Lord Byron
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Know ye not who would be free themselves must strike the blow? by their right arms the conquest must be wrought? -- Lord Byron