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Lord ByronLord Byron was born George Gordon Byron until he dropped the first two names and he was simply called Byron by his friends or Lord Byron by his associates. He came from a colourful family with his father called Captain Mad Jack John Byron who abandoned his mother after he squandered all her money on drink and debauchery and a great uncle called the wicked lord William Byron who after killing a friend in a duel at a London tavern escaped the gallows to only pay a small fine for his adversaries death. Lord Byron himself was no stranger to controversy as he had a number of affairs with socialite ladies of London that he grew tired of and left it all behind to travel to Europe, he was never to return. He stayed with the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in Switzerland and he was joined by Claire Clairmont with whom he had a relationship back in London. From there he went to Italy where he fell in love with and married the beautiful Teresa Guiccioli, he stayed in Italy from 1816 until 1823 when he decided to sponsor the greek liberation from the Ottoman empire. Having spent large sums on over hauling Greek naval vessels and buying various mercenaries services he was to lead an attck on the Turkish held fortress of Lepanto. However it was not to be as he fell ill and died before he could implement his march to death or glory on the field of battle. He didn't spend too much of his life making speeches in Westminster's house of lords but that didn't stop this poet of illustrious line and verse from making some great comments; So here is my compilation of fourteen of the best Lord Byron quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: George Gordon Byron
  • Born: 22nd January 1788, London, England
  • Died: 19th April 1824, Missolonghi, Aetolia, Ottoman Empire
  • Occupation: Poet, peer and philanderer
  • Famous for: His poetry and his affairs that scandalised London society
  • Trivia: When his great uncle died in 1798 he inherited the family's ancestral home and became the 6th Baron Byron Of Rochdale

"Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey"

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"Reason is so unreasonable, that few people can say they are in possession of it"

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"Curiosity kills itself; And love is only curiosity, as is proved by its end"

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"Adversity is the first path to truth"

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"Fame is the thirst of youth"

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"Fools are my theme, let satire be my song"

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"Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure"

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"The dew of compassion is a tear"

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"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves"

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"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"

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"A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound"

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"Hatred is the madness of the heart"

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"The best of life is but intoxication"

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"Truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction"

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