601 Total Quotes

British Poet Quotes

George Herbert
Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
George Herbert
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Lord Byron
Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron
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Samuel Butler
When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
Samuel Butler
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Samuel Butler
They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
Samuel Butler
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Samuel Butler
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler
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John Donne
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
John Donne
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Samuel Butler
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Samuel Butler
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There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
Charles Mackay
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Lord Byron
To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
Lord Byron
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Samuel Butler
Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.
Samuel Butler
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A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
Dame Sitwell
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Lord Byron
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Lord Byron
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Samuel Butler
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Samuel Butler
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Lord Byron
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
Lord Byron
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George Herbert
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
George Herbert
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George Herbert
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
George Herbert
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But the sunshine aye shall light the sky, As round and round we run; And the Truth shall ever come uppermost, And Justice shall be done.
Charles Mackay
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I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
Dame Sitwell
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Lord Byron
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
Lord Byron
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Lord Byron
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
Lord Byron
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My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Dame Sitwell
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Lord Byron
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Lord Byron
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It is well within the order of things that man should listen when his mate sings; but the true male never yet walked who liked to listen when his mate talked.
Anna Wickham
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Lord Byron
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
Lord Byron
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John Donne
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.
John Donne
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Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me, otherwise kill me.
Louis MacNeice
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He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity.
Philip Massinger
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War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; - Wait a little longer.
Charles Mackay
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The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.
Dame Sitwell
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Lord Byron
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
Lord Byron
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