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LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON)
English poet
(1788 - 1824)
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Slight are the outward signs of evil thought.
      - [Proverbs]

Slight withal may be the things which bring back on the heart the weight which it would fling aside forever.
      - [Memory]

So do the dark in soul expire,
  Or live like scorpion girt by fire;
    So writhes the mind remorse hath riven,
      Unfit for earth, undoom'd for heaven,
        Darkness above, despair beneath,
          Around it flame, within it death.
      - [Remorse]

So let them ease their hearts with prate of equal rights, which man never knew.
      - [Equality]

So writhes the mind remorse hath riven.
      - [Remorse]

Society itself, which should create
  Kindness, destroys what little we had got:
    To feel for none is the true social art
      Of the world's stoics--men without a heart.
      - [Society]

Solitude has but one disadvantage--it is apt to give one too high an opinion of one's self. In the world we are sure to be often reminded of every known or supposed defect we may have.
      - [Solitude]

Some good lessons
  Are also learnt from Ceres and from Bacchus,
    Without whom Venus will not long attack us.
      - [Proverbs]

Some waltz; some draw; some fathom the abyss
  Of metaphysics; others are content
    With music; the most moderate shine as wits,
      While others have a genius turn'd for fits.
      - [Women]

Soon or late love is his own avenger.
      - [Love]

Sorrow is knowledge; they who know thee most must mourn the deepest over the fatal truth; the tree of knowledge is not that of life.
      - [Sorrow]

Strange state of being! (for 'tis still to be)
  Senseless to feel, and with seal'd eyes to see.
      - [Sleep]

Strike up the dance, the cava bowl fill high.
      - [Proverbs]

Suspicion is a heavy armor, and with its own weight impedes more than protects.
      - [Suspicion]

Sweet to the father is his first-born's birth!
      - [Proverbs]

Sweetest memorial, the first kiss of love.
      - [Kisses]

'T is a base abandonment of reason to resign our right of thought.
      - [Thought]

That anxious torture may I never feel,
  Which doubtful, watches o'er a wandering heart.
    O, who that bitter torment can reveal,
      Or tell the pining anguish of that smart!
      - [Jealousy]

That awful pause, dividing life from death
  Struck for an instant on the hearts of men,
    Thousands of whom were drawing their last breath!
      A moment all will be life again.
 * * * * * one moment more,
The death-cry drowning in the battle's roar.
      - [Battle]

That curse shall be--forgiveness!
      - [Forgiveness]

That father perished at the stake
  For tenets he would not forsake.
      - [Proverbs]

That music in itself, whose sounds are song,
  The poetry of speech.
      - [Songs]

The Baal-adorer bows on Sinai's steep;
  Yet there, e'en there, O God, thy thunders sleep.
      - [Proverbs]

The bloom or blight of all men's happiness.
      - [Matrimony]

The busy have no time for tears.
      - [Occupations]


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