Lord Byron

1788 - 1824

A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on creation, heart, idealism, and mortality

Egeria! sweet creation of some heart Which found no mortal resting-place so fair As thine ideal breast.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 115.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron

Tully was not so eloquent as thou, Thou nameless column with the buried base.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 110.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on mankind and mountains

He who ascends to mountain-tops shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow; He who surpasses or subdues mankind Must look down on the hate of those below.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 45.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron

Since Eve ate the apple, much depends on dinner.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on eternity, life, passion, people, poetry, and understanding

I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion, and that 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 (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on thought and wisdom

Exhausting thought, And hiving wisdom with each studious year.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 107.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on departure, immortality, and worth

Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more! though fallen, great!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 73.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on farewells and faults

Then farewell Horace, whom I hated so,- Not for thy faults, but mine.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 77.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron

Coop'd in their winged, sea-girt citadel.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 28.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on anger, courage, fanaticism, obstinacy, pride, and vanity

The French courage proceeds from vanity - the German from phlegm - the Turkish from fanaticism & opium - the Spanish from pride - the English from coolness - the Dutch from obstinacy - the Russian from insensibility - but the Italian from anger.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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