George Gordon, Lord Byron Quotes

A man must serve his time to every trade: Save Censure- Critics all are ready made.

They never fail who die in a great cause.

Society is no one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and the Bored.

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

Nothing so difficult as a beginning In poesy, unless perhaps the end.

She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow’d to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

So for a good old gentlemanly vice I think I must take up with avarice.

One hates an author that’s all author.

Saint Peter sat by the celestial gate, His keys were rusty, and the lock was dull, So little trouble had been given of late; Not that the place by any means was full But since the Gallic era “eighty-eight,” The devils had ta’en a longer, stronger pull, And “a pull altogether,” as they say At […]

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