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Lord Byron
January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824
Nationality: British
Category: Poet
Subcategory: British Poet

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.


A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.


If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.


Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.


The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go.


To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.


In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.


We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.


I love not man the less, but Nature more.


They never fail who die in a great cause.


There is no instinct like that of the heart.


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


But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.


Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

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


Smiles form the channels of a future tear.


I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.


Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?


Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.


As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.


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