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No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!
Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
Sighing that Nature formed but one such man, and broke the die.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Sighing that Nature formed but one such man, and broke the die.
Cripples are not the stuff of romance. Only Lord Byron, dragging his club foot, springs to mind as an exception to the rule, but such a failing in a man is regarded as interesting, even provocative, rather than disfiguring. Women must submit to a more exacting measure.Mordecai Richler Lord Byron Sayings By Mordecai Richler: Cripples are not the stuff of romance. Only Lord Byron, dragging his club foot, springs
Sleep hath its own world, and the wide realm of wild reality.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Sleep hath its own world, and the wide realm of wild reality.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Egypt! from whose all dateless tombs arose Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose, And shook
And these vicissitudes come best in youth;
For when they happen at a riper age,
People are apt to blame the Fates, forsooth,
And wonder Providence is not more sage.
Adversity is the first path to truth:
He who hath proved war, storm, or woman's rage,
Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty,
Has won experience which is deem'd so weighty.
Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: And these vicissitudes come best in youth; For when they happen at a riper age,
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: My hair is grey, but not with years, Nor grew it white In a single
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I live, but live to die: and, living, see nothing to make death hateful, save
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old! The dead, but
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: It is true from early habit, one must make love mechanically as one swims; I
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: But I hate things all fiction ... there should always be some foundation of fact
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: The sky is changed,-and such a change! O night And storm and darkness! ye are
A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!
Can it be, thought I, that my sole mission on earth is to destroy the hopes of others? Ever since I began to live and act, fate has somehow associated me with the last act of other people's tragedies, as if without me no one could either die or give way to despair! I have been the inevitable character who comes in at the final act, involuntarily playing the detestable role of the hangman or the traitor. What has been fate's object in all this? Has it destined me to be the author of middle-class tragedies and family romances
or a purveyor of tales for, say, the Reader's Library? Who knows? Are there not many who begin life by aspiring to end it like Alexander the Great, or Lord Byron, and yet remain petty civil servants all their lives?
Mikhail Lermontov Lord Byron Sayings By Mikhail Lermontov: Can it be, thought I, that my sole mission on earth is to destroy the
The dew of compassion is a tear.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: The dew of compassion is a tear.
Where are the forms the sculptor's soul hath seized? In him alone, Can nature show as fair?Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Where are the forms the sculptor's soul hath seized? In him alone, Can nature show
And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: And gentle winds and waters near, make music to the lonely ear.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for
Thy decay's still impregnate with divinity.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Thy decay's still impregnate with divinity.
A sleep without dreams, after a rough day of toil, is what we covet most; and yet
How clay shrinks back from more quiescent clay!
The very Suicide that pays his debt at once without installments
(an old way of paying debts, which creditors regret)
Lets out impatiently his rushing breath, less from disgust of life than dread of death.
Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: A sleep without dreams, after a rough day of toil, is what we covet most;
Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart.
Remember thee! remember thee!
Till Lethe quench life's burning stream
Remorse and shame shall cling to thee,
And haunt thee like a feverish dream!
Remember thee! Aye, doubt it not.
Thy husband too shall think of thee:
By neither shalt thou be forgot,
Thou false to him, thou fiend to me!
George Gordon Byron Lord Byron Sayings By George Gordon Byron: Remember thee! remember thee! Till Lethe quench life's burning stream Remorse and shame shall cling
A pretty woman is a welcome guest.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: A pretty woman is a welcome guest.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Ecclesiastes said that "all is vanity," Most modern preachers say the same, or show it
To be fair he is Lord Byron," Jane said. "I don't know many people who haven't slept with him at one time or another."
Jane Fairfax
Michael Thomas Ford Lord Byron Sayings By Michael Thomas Ford: To be fair he is Lord Byron," Jane said. "I don't know many people who
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast;
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Such is your cold coquette, who can't say "No," And won't say "Yes," and keeps
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed
Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, Over the unreturning brave.
Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: But every fool describes, in these bright days, His wondrous journey to some foreign court,
Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place, With one fair spirit for my ministerLord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place, With one fair spirit for my minister
There are some feelings time cannot benumb, Nor torture shake.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: There are some feelings time cannot benumb, Nor torture shake.
I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people - being always excited.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people - being always
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I hate all pain, Given or received; we have enough within us The meanest vassal
Liberty - eternal spirit of the chainless mindLord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Liberty - eternal spirit of the chainless mind
As to Don Juan, confess that it is the sublime of that there sort of writing; it may be bawdy, but is it not good English? It may be profligate, but is it not life, is it not the thing? Could any man have written it who has not lived in the world? and tooled in a post-chaise? in a hackney coach? in a Gondola? against a wall? in a court carriage? in a vis a vis? on a table? and under it?Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: As to Don Juan, confess that it is the sublime of that there sort of
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Send me no more reviews of any kind. I will read no more of evil
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyesthat is,
The world is rid of Lord Byron, but the deadly slime of his touch still remains.John Constable Lord Byron Sayings By John Constable: The world is rid of Lord Byron, but the deadly slime of his touch still
Champagne with its foaming whirls/As white as Cleopatra's pearls.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Champagne with its foaming whirls/As white as Cleopatra's pearls.
Heaven gives its favourites-early death.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Heaven gives its favourites-early death.
Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is a child.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Lord Byron Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Lord Byron is only great as a poet; as soon as he reflects he is
Italia! O Italia! thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Italia! O Italia! thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty.
Go let thy less than woman's hand Assume the distaff not the brand.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Go let thy less than woman's hand Assume the distaff not the brand.
Know ye not who would be free themselves must strike the blow? by their right arms the conquest must be wrought?Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Know ye not who would be free themselves must strike the blow? by their right
A quiet conscience makes one so serene.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: A quiet conscience makes one so serene.
Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: A good coach encourages the same type of resilience in the people they work with.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: But beef is rare within these oxless isles; Goat's flesh there is, no doubt, and
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: There is no passion, more spectral or fantastical than hate, not even its opposite, love,
All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Good work and joyous play go hand in hand. When play stops, old age begins.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I cannot describe to you the despairing sensation of trying to do something for a
There is pleasure in the pathless woods.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: There is pleasure in the pathless woods.
There is rapture in the lonely shore, by the deep sea, and music in its roar." Lord Byron *D.B. Patterson Lord Byron Sayings By D.B. Patterson: There is rapture in the lonely shore, by the deep sea, and music in its
'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's
Self praise is no praise at all.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Self praise is no praise at all.
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker
You should have a softer pillow than my heart.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: You should have a softer pillow than my heart.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past - For years fleet away
Admire, exult, despise, laugh, weep for here There is such matter for all feelings: Man! Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Admire, exult, despise, laugh, weep for here There is such matter for all feelings: Man!
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself ... that a tiger is
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Not to admire, is all the art I know To make men happy, or to
They used to say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but I know now they mean money.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: They used to say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but I
Damn description, it is always disgusting.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Damn description, it is always disgusting.
'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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: 'Twas strange that one so young should thus concern His brain about the action of
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture
We of the craft are all crazy.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: We of the craft are all crazy.
Yet smelt roast meat, beheld a huge fire shine, And cooks in motion with their clean arms bared.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Yet smelt roast meat, beheld a huge fire shine, And cooks in motion with their
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: The world is a bundle of hay, Mankind are the asses that pull, Each tugs
Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisyLord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisy
And I would hear yet once before I perish The voice which was my music ... Speak to me!Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: And I would hear yet once before I perish The voice which was my music
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or
In large Victorian houses with many rooms and heavy doors, the occupants could be mysterious and exciting to one another in a way that those who live in rackety developments can never hope to be. Not even the lust of a Lord Byron could survive the fact of Levittown.Gore Vidal Lord Byron Sayings By Gore Vidal: In large Victorian houses with many rooms and heavy doors, the occupants could be mysterious
Ah, happy years! once more who would not be a boy?Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Ah, happy years! once more who would not be a boy?
For all we know that English people are/ Fed upon beef - I won't say much of beer/ Because 'tis liquor only, and being far/ From this my subject, has no business here;/ We know too, they are very fond of war,/ A pleasure - like all pleasures - rather dear;/ So were the Cretans - from which I infer/ That beef and battle both were owing herLord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: For all we know that English people are/ Fed upon beef - I won't say
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I have a passion for the name of "Mary," For once it was a magic
I learned to love despair.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: I learned to love despair.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Yon Sun that sets upon the sea We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to
If from society we learn to live, solitude should teach us how to die.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: If from society we learn to live, solitude should teach us how to die.
When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home,
Let him combat for that of his neighbours;
Let him think of the glories of Greece and of Rome,
And get knocked on the head for his labours.
To do good to Mankind is the chivalrous plan,
And is always as nobly requited;
Then battle fro Freedom wherever you can,
And, if not shot or hanged, you'll get knighted.
George Gordon Byron Lord Byron Sayings By George Gordon Byron: When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home,Let him combat for that
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Twas twilight, and the sunless day went down Over the waste of waters; like a
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
Glory, like the phoenix 'midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Glory, like the phoenix 'midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: We have fools in all sects, and impostors in most; why should I believe mysteries
The dome of thought, the palace of the soul.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: The dome of thought, the palace of the soul.
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 Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Oh, talk not to me of a name great in story; The days of our
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good
But that wasn't fancy enough for Lord Byron, oh dear me no, he had to invent a lot of figures of speech and then interpolate them,
With the result that whenever you mention Old Testament soldiers to
people they say Oh yes, they're the ones that a lot of wolves dressed up in gold and purple ate them.
Ogden Nash Lord Byron Sayings By Ogden Nash: But that wasn't fancy enough for Lord Byron, oh dear me no, he had to
He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged
Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's!Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Accursed be the city where the laws would stifle nature's!
Grief is fantastical, and loves the dead, And the apparel of the grave.Lord Byron Lord Byron Sayings By Lord Byron: Grief is fantastical, and loves the dead, And the apparel of the grave.