George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an Anglo-Scottish poet, politician, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets,and remains widely read and influential. He also fathered Ada, Countess of Lovelace, whose work on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine is considered a founding document in the field of computer science, and Allegra Byron, who died in childhood – as well as, possibly, Elizabeth Medora Leigh out of wedlock.
Though Sages May Pour Out Their Wisdom's Treasure, There Is No Sterner Moralist Than Pleasure.
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.
I Have Always Believed That All Things Depended Upon Fortune, And Nothing Upon Ourselves.
This Man Is Freed From Servile Bands, Of Hope To Rise, Or Fear To Fall; Lord Of Himself, Though Not Of Lands, And Leaving Nothing, Yet Hath All.
For In Itself A Thought, A Slumbering Thought, Is Capable Of Years, And Curdles A Long Life Into One Hour.
My Turn Of Mind Is So Given To Taking Things In The Absurd Point Of View, That It Breaks Out In Spite Of Me Every Now And Then.
Fame Is The Thirst Of Youth.
America Is A Model Of Force And Freedom And Moderation - With All The Coarseness And Rudeness Of Its People.
One Certainly Has A Soul; But How It Came To Allow Itself To Be Enclosed In A Body Is More Than I Can Imagine. I Only Know If Once Mine Gets Out, I'll Have A Bit Of A Tussle Before I Let It Get In Again To That Of Any Other.
'Tis Sweet To Know There Is An Eye Will Mark Our Coming, And Look Brighter When We Come.
Who Tracks The Steps Of Glory To The Grave?
Fools Are My Theme, Let Satire Be My Song.
In England The Only Homage Which They Pay To Virtue - Is Hypocrisy.
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.
Every Day Confirms My Opinion On The Superiority Of A Vicious Life - And If Virtue Is Not Its Own Reward I Don't Know Any Other Stipend Annexed To It.
'Tis Pleasant, Sure, To See One's Name In Print. A Book's A Book, Although There's Nothing In 'T.
I Am Acquainted With No Immaterial Sensuality So Delightful As Good Acting.
Shelley Is Truth Itself And Honour Itself Notwithstanding His Out-of-the-way Notions About Religion.
He Who Surpasses Or Subdues Mankind, Must Look Down On The Hate Of Those Below.
If I Am Fool, It Is, At Least, A Doubting One; And I Envy No One The Certainty Of His Self-approved Wisdom.
The Reading Or Non-reading A Book Will Never Keep Down A Single Petticoat.
Shakespeare's Name, You May Depend On It, Stands Absurdly Too High And Will Go Down.
Sorrow Is Knowledge, Those That Know The Most Must Mourn The Deepest, The Tree Of Knowledge Is Not The Tree Of Life.
The Fact Is That My Wife If She Had Common Sense Would Have More Power Over Me Than Any Other Whatsoever, For My Heart Always Alights Upon The Nearest Perch.
Let None Think To Fly The Danger For Soon Or Late Love Is His Own Avenger.
Men Are The Sport Of Circumstances When It Seems Circumstances Are The Sport Of Men.
I Do Detest Everything Which Is Not Perfectly Mutual.
I Have No Consistency, Except In Politics; And That Probably Arises From My Indifference To The Subject Altogether.
A Celebrity Is One Who Is Known To Many Persons He Is Glad He Doesn't Know.
A Thousand Years May Scare Form A State. An Hour May Lay It In Ruins.
For Truth Is Always Strange; Stranger Than Fiction.
I Love Not Man The Less, But Nature More.
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 Have Great Hopes That We Shall Love Each Other All Our Lives As Much As If We Had Never Married At All.
There Are Four Questions Of Value In Life, Don Octavio. What Is Sacred? Of What Is The Spirit Made? What Is Worth Living For And What Is Worth Dying For? The Answer To Each Is The Same. Only Love.
Absence - That Common Cure Of Love.
If I Don't Write To Empty My Mind, I Go Mad.
A Woman Should Never Be Seen Eating Or Drinking, Unless It Be Lobster Salad And Champagne, The Only True Feminine And Becoming Viands.
Like The Measles, Love Is Most Dangerous When It Comes Late In Life.
I Only Go Out To Get Me A Fresh Appetite For Being Alone.
Who Loves, Raves.
Her Great Merit Is Finding Out Mine - There Is Nothing So Amiable As Discernment.
All Who Joy Would Win Must Share It. Happiness Was Born A Twin.
Men Love In Haste, But They Detest At Leisure.
Man, Being Reasonable, Must Get Drunk; The Best Of Life Is But Intoxication.
Opinions Are Made To Be Changed - Or How Is Truth To Be Got At?
The Busy Have No Time For Tears.
Life's Enchanted Cup Sparkles Near The Brim.
Between Two Worlds Life Hovers Like A Star, Twixt Night And Morn, Upon The Horizon's Verge.
Always Laugh When You Can. It Is Cheap Medicine.