31 Total Quotes

George Byron Quotes

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in 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.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet #Lonely

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.
George Byron
#Beauty #Scottish Poet

Men freely believe that which they wish to be the truth.
George Byron
#Men

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.
George Byron
#British Poet #Angels

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet

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
#Scottish Poet

The best prophet of the future is the past.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet #Future

This is the patent age of new inventions/ For killing bodies, and saving souls,/ All propagated with the best of intentions.
George Byron
#Age And Aging

My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices.
George Byron
#Celebrity

I really cannot know whether I am or am not the Genius you are pleased to call me, but I am very willing to put up with the mistake, if it be one.
George Byron
#Genius

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. As to that regular, uninterrupted love of writing. . . I do not understand it. I feel it as a torture, which I must get rid of, but never as a pleasure.
George Byron
#Love

I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, . . . that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
George Byron
#Mankind

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
George Byron
#Scottish Poet #Country

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
#British Poet #Scottish Poet

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

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet

Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet

Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet

Yes! ready money is Aladdin's lamp.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet

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

Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?
George Byron
#British Poet #Scottish Poet

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
George Byron
#Scottish Poet