Lord Byron Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lord byron quotes, lord byron sayings, and lord byron proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.     

Lord Byron

What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.     

Lord Byron

Are we aware of our obligations to a mob? It is the mob that labor in your fields and serve in your houses - that man your navy, and recruit your army - that have enabled you to defy the world, and can also defy you when neglect and calamity have driven them to despair. You may call the people a mob; but do not forget that a mob too often speaks the sentiments of the people.     

Lord Byron

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.     

Lord Byron

There is no instinct like that of the heart.     

Lord Byron

But beef is rare within these oxless isles; Goat's flesh there is, no doubt, and kid, and mutton; And, when a holiday upon them smiles, A joint upon their barbarous spits they put on.     

Lord Byron

Friendship is Love without his wings!     

Lord Byron

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.     

Lord Byron

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.     

Lord Byron

Champagne with its foaming whirls/As white as Cleopatra's pearls.     

Lord Byron

Egypt! from whose all dateless tombs arose Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose, And shook within their pyramids to hear A new Cambyses thundering in their ear; While the dark shades of forty ages stood Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood.     

Lord Byron

The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.      

Lord Byron

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.     

Lord Byron

Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.     

Lord Byron

Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of the world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.     

Lord Byron

No words suffice the secret soul to show, For truth denies all eloquence to woe.     

Lord Byron

I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now & then, but every turn of the card & cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive -besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.     

Lord Byron

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.     

Lord Byron

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.     

Lord Byron

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.     

Lord Byron

So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart.     

Lord Byron

Lovers may be—and indeed generally are—enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.     

Lord Byron

Merely innocent flirtation, / Not quite adultery, but adulteration      

Lord Byron

My days are in the yellow leaf; / The flowers and fruits of love are gone; / The worm, the canker, and the grief / Are mine alone!     

Lord Byron

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.     

Lord Byron

Years steal fire from the mind as vigour from the limb; And life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.     

Lord Byron

A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.     

Lord Byron

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue — is hypocrisy.     

Lord Byron

Who loves, raves.      

Lord Byron

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.      

Lord Byron