George Gordon, Lord Byron Quotes

‘Tis said that persons living on annuities are longer lived than others.

It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem -and in my esteem age is not estimable.

Of all the barbarous middle ages, that which is most barbarous is the middle age of man! it is – I really scarce know what; but when we hover between fool and sage, and don’t know justly what we would be at – a period something like a printed page, black letter upon foolscap, while […]

Yet Time, who changes all, had altered him in soul and aspect as in age: years steal. Fire from the mind as vigor from the limb; and life’s enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.

So we’ll go no more a roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright. For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause to breathe, And love itself must rest. Though the night was […]

There is a 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: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have […]

A thousand years scarce serve to form a state; An hour may lay it in the dust.

The glory and the nothing of a name.

This is the patent age of new inventions For killing bodies, and for saving souls, All propagated with the best intentions.

What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, Is much more common where the climate’s sultry.