Lord Byron (1788-1824) quotes

 

  • A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
  • A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
  • Adversity is the first path to truth.
  • Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
  • Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
  • For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
  • For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
  • Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
  • I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
  • I have always believed that all things depended upon fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.
  • I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.
  • In solitude, where we are least alone.
  • It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe, you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
  • It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
  • Opinions are made to be changed, or how is truth to be got at?
  • Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
  • There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
  • 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.
  • Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
  • To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.

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