Lord Byron

1788 - 1824

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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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron

On the ear Drops the light drip of the suspended oar.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 86.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on crime, deed, love, and sorrow

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 (1788 - 1824)

Source: "The Bride of Abydos"

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on losing and men

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Land of lost gods and godlike men.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto ii. Stanza 85.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on cities, feeling, and mountains

I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 72.

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

I only know we loved in vain; I only feel-farewell! farewell!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Farewell! if ever fondest Prayer.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on lies

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I see before me the gladiator lie.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 140.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron

I stood Among them, but not of them; in a shroud Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 113.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron

I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, A palace and a prison on each hand.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on nobility, privacy, and vices

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 (1788 - 1824)

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