53+ Best Lord Byron Quotes: Exclusive Selection

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet, peer, and politician who became a revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence, and is considered one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement. Profoundly inspirational Lord Byron quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Lord Byron Quotes

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

Prolonged endurance tames the bold.

They never fail who die in a great cause.

Love in this part of the world is no sinecure.

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.

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

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

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.

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.

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

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

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

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.

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

Friendship is love without wings.

Inspirational Lord Byron Quotes

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

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

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

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

A drop of ink may make a million think.

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

Man’s conscience is the oracle of God.

Fame is the thirst of youth.

Who then will explain the explanation?

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

The best prophet of the future is the past.

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

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

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

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

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

Smiles form the channels of a future tear.

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.

Amazing Lord Byron Quotes

I love not man the less, but nature more.

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

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

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

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

Eternity forbids thee to forget.

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

All farewells should be sudden, when forever.

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

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

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

Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.

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.

Adversity is the first path to truth.

The dew of compassion is a tear.

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.

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

To have joy, one must share it.

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

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.

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