George Gordon, Lord Byron Quotes

The devil was the first democrat.

Every sense hath been o’erstrung, and each frail fibre of the brain sent forth her thoughts all wild and wide.

Romances paint at full length people’s wooings, but only give a bust of marriages: but no one cares for matrimonial cooings.

Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded that all the Apostles would have done as they did.

No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!

The dew of compassion is a tear.

‘Tis pity wine should be so deleterious, for tea and coffee leave us much more serious.

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.

It is a hard although a common case To find our children running restive- they In whom our brightest days we would retrace, Our little selves reform’d in finer clay, Just as old age is creeping on apace, And clouds come o’er the sunset of our day, They kindly leave us, though not quite alone, […]

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