Lord Byron

Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet, peer, politician, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems, Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and the short lyric poem, "She Walks in Beauty".

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War's a brain spattering windpipe splitting art.

The king-times are fast finishing. There will be blood shed like water and tears like mist, but the peoples will conquer in the end. I shall not live to see it but I foresee it.

There is no traitor like him whose domestic treason plants the poniard within the breast that trusted to his truth.

He pattered with his keys at a great rate / And sweated through his apostolic skin: / Of course his perspiration was but ichor / Or some such other spiritual liquor.

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.

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

Roll on thou deep and dark blue Ocean - roll! / Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain, / Man marks the earth with ruin - his control / Stops with the shore.

I for one venerate a petticoat.

Sighing that Nature formed but one such man and broke the die.

Cool and quite English imperturbable.

Nothing so fretful so despicable as a Scribbler see what I am and what a parcel of Scoundrels I have brought about my ears and what language I have been obliged to treat them with to deal with them in their own way, / all this comes of Authorship.

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure There is no sterner moralist than Pleasure

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.

Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?

The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer

War war is still the cry `War even to the knife!'

With pleasure drugged he almost longed for woe

All who joy would win - Must share it - happiness was born a twin

The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that though untrue it shows one to be of consequence enough in one way or other to induce people to lie.

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