Lord Byron Quotes (876 quotes)
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: A Satire
“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
The complete works of Lord Byron, Baudry, 1837, p. 147, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
“The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face,
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,—
And oh, that eye was in itself a soul!”
The Bride of Abydos (1813)
“Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
And tints tomorrow with prophetic ray!”
Canto II, stanza 20 - The Bride of Abydos (1813)
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and Music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV (1818)
The poetical works of Lord Byron, Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1807
“The truly brave are soft of heart and eyes, and feel for what their duty bids them do.”
Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice, Act II, Scene II
“A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.”
Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: Complete in One Volume (Brönner, 1830), p. 194, "1813"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLord Byron
Born: January 22, 1788
Died: April 19, 1824 (aged 36)
Occupation: Poet, politician
Bio: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan.