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

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.


Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.


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


I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual.


I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves.


Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.


The heart will break, but broken live on.


The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.


Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.


Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.


'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.


The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.


I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.


Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!


For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.


'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.


Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.

    Topics: Love Is

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.


A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.


Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

    Topics: Friendship

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