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George Byron
January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Scottish Poet

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


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


Yes! ready money is Aladdin's lamp.


I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor.


It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe; you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.


Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.


A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.


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?


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


Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.


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.


Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment.


Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.


Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.


Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.


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


Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.


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


All farewells should be sudden, when forever.


The best prophet of the future is the past.


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