home > authors > George Byron

George Byron

Found 31 thoughts of George Byron

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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.

George Byron

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

George Byron

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.

George Byron

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

George Byron

Yes! ready money is Aladdin's lamp.

George Byron

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

George Byron

The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.

George Byron

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.

George Byron

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.

George Byron

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

George Byron

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

George Byron

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?

George Byron

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

George Byron

The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.

George Byron

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

George Byron

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.

George Byron

All farewells should be sudden, when forever.

George Byron
1 2   Next