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Lord Byron Quotes

(1788-1824), British Poet

The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.

Category: Cries And Crying

A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Critics are already made.

Category: Critics And Criticism

That low vice, curiosity!

Category: Curiosity

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

Category: Death And Dying

For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.

Category: Death And Dying

I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust.

Category: Death And Dying

It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one.

Category: Debt

Thy decay's still impregnate with divinity.

Category: Decay

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

Category: Dissent

He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.

Category: Embarrassment

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.

Category: Empire

Prolonged endurance tames the bold.

Category: Endurance

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.

Category: Engagement

Posterity will never survey a nobler grave than this: here lie the bones of Castlereagh: stop, traveler, and piss.

Category: Epitaphs