George Gordon Byron Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from George Gordon Byron
“But if there’s anything in which I shine, ‘T is in arranging all my friends’ affairs, Not having, of my own, domestic cares”
“A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing, And mischief-making monkey from his birth; His parents ne’er agreed except in doting Upon the most unquiet imp on earth”
“She kept a journal, where [her husband’s] faults were noted.”
“Dying intestate, Jan was sole heir To a chancery suit, and messuages, and lands, Which, with a long minority and care, Promised to turn out well in proper hands”
“I never married—but, I think, I know That sons should not be educated so”
“In her first passion Woman loves her lover, In all the others all she loves is Love, Which grows a habit she can ne’er get over, And fits her loosely—like an easy glove”
“Her sixth, to stab herself; her seventh, to sentence The lash to Baba: —but her grand resource Was to sit down again, and cry—of course”
“I’m a philosopher; confound them all! Bills, beasts, and men, and—no! not womankind! With one good hearty curse I vent my gall”
“And will not love dare to trust itself in truth, And Love is taught hypocrisy from youth”
“Newton (that proverb of the mind), alas! Declared, with all his grand discoveries recent, That he himself felt only “like a youth Picking up shells by the great ocean—Truth”
“So first there was a generous emulation, And then there was a general competition, To undertake the orphan’s education”
“The Lady Adeline resolved to take Such measures as she thought might best impede The farther progress of this sad mistake.”
“His youth and features favoured the disguise, And should you ask how she, a Sultan’s bride, Could risk or compass such strange phantasies, This I must leave sultanas to decide.”
“It is enough that Fortune found him flush Of Youth, and Vigour, Beauty, and those things Which for an instant clip Enjoyment’s wings.”
“The favour of the Empress was agreeable; And though the duty waxed a little hard, Young people at his time of life should be able To come off handsomely in that regard.”
“Suwarrow, who had small regard for tears, And not much sympathy for blood ”
“In the case our Lord the King should go to war again, He learned the arts of riding, fencing, gunnery, And how to scale a fortress—or a nunnery”
“For a young gentleman’s fit education, Though she was far from that leap year, whose leap, In female dates, strikes Time all of a heap”
“One monstrous diamond […] Bestowed upon him, as the public learned; And, to say truth, it had been fairly earned”
“The lawyers did their utmost for divorce, But scarce a fee was paid on either side Before, unluckily, Don José died”
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