Lord Byron

1788 - 1824

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 on feeling and time

There are some feelings time cannot benumb, Nor torture shake.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 19.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on art and sports

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. . . the art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest, and the stupidest of pretended sports.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on belief, constancy, hope, trust, and women

Seek roses in December, ice in June; Hope constancy in wind, or corn in chaff; Believe a woman or an epitaph, Or any other thing that 's false, before You trust in critics.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on belief, constancy, hope, trust, and women

As soon Seek roses in December-ice in June; Hope constancy in wind, or corn in chaff; Believe a woman or an epitaph, Or an other thing that's false, before You trust in critics, who themselves are sore.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. Line 75.

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