Lord Byron

1788 - 1824

A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on adversity and truth

...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 (1788 - 1824)

Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 50)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on philosophy

Philosophy is a blind man in a dark room, searching for a black hat that isn't there.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on happiness, innocence, youth, and byron

Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Beppo (st. 80)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on love, poem, beauty, night, skies, and starry

             
She walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: She walks in Beauty

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on opinions and truth

Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by Lord on love and friendship

Frienship is eros...without wings

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on joy

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On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: quoted by Mark Twain

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on blindness

Oh for one hour of blind old Dandolo, The octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 12.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on spirit

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Oh that the desert were my dwelling-place, With one fair spirit for my minister, William Knox. 1789-1825.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on life, mortality, rest, and spirit

Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grave.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Mortality. 2

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