George Gordon Byron

22 Jan 1788 // 19 Apr 1824


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Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people
Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?
Oh Time! The beautifier of the dead, adorer of the ruin, comforter and only healer when the heart hath bled... Time, the avenger!
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
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers
Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men
Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication
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