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

Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.


It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.


Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.


Who loves, raves.

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For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.


It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.


Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.


Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.


One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I'll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other.


Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.


My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.


Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.


If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.


I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.


Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.


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


Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.


All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.


There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.


America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.


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