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The 85+ Ultimate Lord Byron Quotes From The Romantic Poet

Lord Byron was a prominent Romantic poet.

Lord Byron was the sixth Baron in England; born as George Gordon Byron, he was an English peer, poet, and politician.

Lord Byron is one of the most-read poets and Lord Byron quotes are very popular. His influence can still be felt within the English literature written after him.

Lord Byron’s famous works include 'Don Juan' and 'Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage'. He had a deformity in his right foot from birth, which caused Lord Byron physical and psychological pain. Lord Byron walked with a pronounced limp. Lord Byron traveled extensively through Europe. He also stayed in Italy for seven years. Lord Byron is revered in Greece as a hero as he fought alongside the Greek in their war against the Ottoman Kingdom and died from a mysterious fever. The Greeks mourned the loss of their beloved Lord Byron greatly. The Greek national poet wrote a poem called “To The Death Of Lord Byron.” Lord Byron’s legitimate child was the famous Ada Lovelace, known as the world’s first computer programmer.

Along with Lord Byron quotes, you can also read Keats quotes and William Wordsworth’s quotes.

Lord Byron Famous Quotes

Lord Byron has had quite a few extra-marital affairs and an incestuous relationship too. He also had a child from one such relationship with the stepsister of Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont. Let’s check some quotes by Lord Byron derived from Lord Byron poems as well as romantic quotes from books authored by him.

Writers and poets still draw inspiration from his works.

1. “In secret we met

In silence I grieve,

That thy heart could forget,

Thy spirit deceives.”

- Lord Byron.

2. “She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes...”

- Lord Byron.

3. “Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.”

- Lord Byron.

4. “You gave me the key to your heart, my love, then why did you make me knock?”

- Lord Byron.

5. “I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.”

- Lord Byron.

6. “He thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”

- Lord Byron.

7. “I love not man the less, but nature more.”

- Lord Byron.

8. “They never fail who die in a great cause.”

- Lord Byron.

9. “Adversity is the first path to truth.”

- Lord Byron.

10. “Friendship is love without wings.”

- Lord Byron.

11. “For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.”

- Lord Byron.

12. “What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.”

- Lord Byron.

13. “Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”

- Lord Byron.

14. “We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.”

- Lord Byron.

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

- Lord Byron.

16. “Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.”

- Lord Byron.

17. “Prolonged endurance tames the bold.”

- Lord Byron.

18. “A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.”

- Lord Byron.

19. “The dew of compassion is a tear.”

- Lord Byron.

20. “All farewells should be sudden, when forever.”

- Lord Byron.

21. “Fame is the thirst of youth.”

- Lord Byron.

22. “He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.”

- Lord Byron.

23. “A drop of ink may make a million think.”

- Lord Byron.

24. “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.”

- Lord Byron.

25. “Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.”

- Lord Byron.

Lord Byron Love Quotes

Lord Byron was very fond of animals, he had a pet Newfoundland dog named Boatswain. When the dog passed away due to rabies, Lord Byron wrote a 26-line poem, “Epitaph to a Dog.”  Here are some of the best Lord Byron quotes death vanishes into the wild, followed by his passionate quotes and romanticism quote.

Lord Byron was extremely fond of animals.

26. “Smiles form the channels of a future tear.”

- Lord Byron.

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

- Lord Byron.

28. “Man’s conscience is the oracle of God.”

- Lord Byron.

29. “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”

- Lord Byron.

30. “Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.”

- Lord Byron.

31. “You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her. Never underestimate the power of love. The way to love anything is to realize it may be lost. The heart has its reasons that reason does not know at all. Music is love in search of a word. There is 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.”

- Lord Byron.

32. “I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.”

- Lord Byron.

33. “The best prophet of the future is the past.”

- Lord Byron.

34. “Who then will explain the explanation?”

- Lord Byron.

35. “The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.”

- Lord Byron.

36. “To have joy, one must share it.”

- Lord Byron.

37. “Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.”

- Lord Byron.

38. “Eternity forbids thee to forget.”

- Lord Byron.

39. “They used to say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but I know now they mean money.”

- Lord Byron.

40. “Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.”

- Lord Byron.

41. “For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.”

- Lord Byron.

42. “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.”

- Lord Byron.

43. “I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.”

- Lord Byron.

44. “Shakespeare’s name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down.”

- Lord Byron.

45. “Tis pleasant, sure, to see one’s name in print. A book’s a book, although there’s nothing in ‘t.”

- Lord Byron.

46. “I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.”

- Lord Byron.

47. “America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.”

- Lord Byron.

48. “There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.”

- Lord Byron.

49. “Wives in their husbands’ absences grow subtler, and daughters sometimes run off with the butler.”

- Lord Byron.

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

- Lord Byron.

She Walks in Beauty Lord Byron Quotes

Lord Byron was known for his personal beauty. He was also known for his strict exercise regime and crazy diet, which was mostly vegetarian. But he would eat meat and dessert in large quantities some time and then go on a purging swing. Here are some of the best Lord Byron nature quotes, which are also regarded as his best poet quotes.

51. “The petrifactions of a plodding brain.”

- Lord Byron Quotes, ‘English Bards And Scotch Reviewers (1809)’.

52. “The best friend I ever had in my life, and the cleverest of women...If she had been a few years younger, what a fool she would have made of me had she thought it worth her while.”

- Lord Byron.

53. “I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence – this may look like affectation – but it is my real opinion – it is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.”

- Lord Byron.

54. “Love in this part of the world is no sinecure.”

- Lord Byron.

55. “Wordsworth – stupendous genius! Damned fool! These poets run about their ponds though they cannot fish.”

- Lord Byron.

56. “Fair Greece! Sad relic of departed worth!

Immortal, though no more! Though fallen, great!”

- Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812-18)

57. “Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart,

‘Tis woman’s whole existence.”

- 'Don Juan' (1819-24).

58. “Proud Wellington, with eagle beak so curled,

That nose, the hook where he suspends the world!”

- 'The Age Of Bronze' (1823).

59. “All tragedies are finished by a death,

All comedies are ended by a marriage;

The future states of both are left to faith.”

- 'Don Juan' (1819-24).

60. “I hate things all fiction… there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.”

- Lord Byron.

61. “The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,

And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;

And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,

When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.”

- Lord Byron Quotes, ‘The Destruction Of Sennacherib’.

62. “She walks in beauty, like the night...

Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellow’d to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.”

- Lord Byron, 'She Walks In Beauty'.

63. “Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most

Must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth,

The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.”

- Lord Byron, 'Manfred'.

64. “Sighing that Nature formed but one such man,

And broke the die, in molding Sheridan.”

- Lord Byron.

65. “When all of genius which can perish dies.”

- Lord Byron.

66. “All who joy would win

Must share it — Happiness was born a twin.”

- Lord Byron.

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

- Lord Byron.

68. “To be perfectly original one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”

- Lord Byron.

69. “Here we are and there we go:—but where?”

- Lord Byron.

Lord Byron Quotes About Nature

Lord Byron was a lover of sea voyages. Not only did he travel extensively, but he also organized open sea swimming contests and events. Here are some more Lord Byron quotes.

70. “If thou wert mine, had all been hush’d:— This cheek, now pale from early riot, With Passion’s hectic ne’er had flush’d, But bloom’d in calm domestic quiet.”

- Lord Byron.

71. “Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.”

- Lord Byron.

72. “All that’s best of dark and bright, Meet in her aspect and her eyes.”

- Lord Byron.

73. “And thus when they appear’d at last, and all my bonds aside were cast, these heavy walls to me had grown A hermitage - and all my own!”

- Lord Byron.

74. “The light of love, the purity of grace, the mind, the Music breathing from her face, the heart whose softness harmonised the whole — And, oh! that eye was in itself a Soul!”

- Lord Byron.

75. “I wish to tune my quivering lyre, to deeds of fame, and notes of fire.”

- Lord Byron.

76. “This is the deepest of our woes, for this these tears our cheeks bedew; This is of love the final close, Oh, God! the fondest, last adieu!”

- Lord Byron.

77. “Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.”

- Lord Byron.

78. “The heart will break, but broken live on.”

- Lord Byron.

79. “If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.”

- Lord Byron.

80. “I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.”

- Lord Byron.

81. “Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”

- Lord Byron.

82. “The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.”

- Lord Byron.

83. “I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.”

- Lord Byron.

84. “Whene’er we meet my blushes rise, and mantle through my purpled cheek, but yet no blush to mine replies, nor e’en your eyes your love bespeak.”

- Lord Byron.

85. “I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.”

- Lord Byron.

86. “Absence - that common cure of love.”

- Lord Byron.

87. “Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure.”

- Lord Byron.

88. “She was his life, the ocean to the river of his thoughts, which terminated all.”

- Lord Byron.

89. “Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.”

- Lord Byron.

90. “She walks the waters like a thing of life, and seems to dare the elements to strife.”

- Lord Byron.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Lord Byron quotes, then why not take a look at [John Milton quotes], or young love quotes.

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