45 Famous Lord Byron Quotes

45 Famous Lord Byron Quotes

by / Comments Off / 178 View / Jan 8, 2015

Lord Byron was a poet from London in the late 1700′s who rose to prominence during the Romantic Movement. Some of his most notable works of poetry include Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and She Walks in Beauty. He died on April 19, 1824 at the age of 36.

“A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.”

“A great poet belongs to no country; his works are public property, and his Memoirs the inheritance of the public.”

“A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.”

“Adversity is the first path to truth.”

“All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.”

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”

“And both were young, and one was beautiful.”

“And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.”

“And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.”

“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.”

“Friendship is love without wings.”

“Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.”

“I awoke one morning and found myself famous.”

“I had a dream, which was not all a dream.”

“I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.”

“I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.”

“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!”

“I loved my country, and I hated him.”

“If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.”

“In solitude, where we are least alone.”

“Joy’s recollection is no longer joy, while sorrow’s memory is sorrow still.”

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.”

“Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.”

“My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never
concealed a single thought that tempted me.”

“Oh who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried.”

“Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?”

“Perverts the Prophets and purloins the Psalms.”

“Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”

“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.”

“Smiles form the channels of a future tear.”

“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.”

“The best of prophets of the future is the past.”

“The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.”

“The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.”

“The power of thought,—the magic of the mind!”

“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?”

“There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.”

“There ‘s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.”

“They never fail who die in a great cause.”

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”

“Whose game was empires and whose stakes were thrones.”

“Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire – in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about
an atom?”

“Yes — one — the first — the last — the best — The Cincinnatus of the West”

“Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.”

“You gave me the key to your heart, my love, then why did you make me knock?”