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George Byron Quotes

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
George Byron
Love, Music, Nature

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
George Byron
Jealousy, Friends, Enemy

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
George Byron
Woman, Expect, Gives

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.
George Byron
Life, Beauty, Found

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
George Byron
Wisdom, Fool, Envy

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
George Byron
Happens, Snake, Stumble

Cervantes smiled Spain’s chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
George Byron
Away, Single, Laugh

The best prophet of the future is the past.
George Byron
Best, Future, Past

Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
George Byron
Great, Her, Mine

I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?
George Byron
Future, Shall, Soon

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
George Byron
Women, Hate, Weapons

I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
George Byron
Sure, Intentions

It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
George Byron
Pain, Idea, Pay

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
George Byron
Love, Men, Far

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?
George Byron
Life, Themselves, Passion

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.
George Byron
Travel, Waiting, Known

Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
George Byron
Cannot, She, Humble

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
George Byron
Makes, Words, Small

Shakespeare’s name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
George Byron
High, Name, Stands

All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
George Byron
Forever, Sudden

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
George Byron
Wise, Laughter, Dunce

Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?
George Byron
Truth, Opinions, Changed

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
George Byron
Born, Vote, Price

I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor.
George Byron
Rather, Box, Emperor

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
George Byron
Religion, Truth, Itself

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life, and if Virtue is not its own reward, I don’t know any other stipend annexed to it.
George Byron
Life, Opinion, Virtue

It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe; you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
George Byron
Tell, Reason, Sleep

Romances I ne’er read like those I have seen.
George Byron
Read, Seen, Romances

Yes! ready money is Aladdin’s lamp.
George Byron
Money, Ready, Yes

The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
George Byron
Keep, Book, Single

Wives in their husbands’ absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
George Byron
Run, Grow, Daughters

The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
George Byron
Power, Heart, Sense

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