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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

For without transformation
  Men become wolves on every slight occasion.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Fresh feres will dry the bright blue eye
  We late saw streaming o'er.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Gaming gains a loss.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Give me the soft sigh, whilst the soul-telling eye
  Is dimm'd for a time with a tear.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

He makes a solitude, and calls it peace.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

His eyes
  Were with his heart. and that was far away.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

His tact, too, temper'd him from grave to gay,
  And taught him when to be reserved or free.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

How sweet the task to shield an absent friend!
  I ask but this of mine to--not defend.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

How the devil is it that fresh features
  Have such a charm for us poor human creatures?
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

I make a declaration every spring,
  Of reformation ere the year run out,
    But somehow this my vestal vary takes wing.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

I tell the tale as it was told to me.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

If that you have a former friend for foe.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Laughter
  Leaves us doubly serious shortly after.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

My days of love are over: me no more
  The charms of maid, wife, and still less of widow,
    Can make the fool of; that they made before:
      In fact I must not lead the life I did do.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

My hair is grey, but not with years.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

My soul is dark! oh quickly string
  The harp I yet can brook to hear.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Now, my sere fancy "falls into the yellow
  Leaf," and imagination droops her pinion;
    And the sad truth, which hovers o'er my desk,
      Turns what was once romantic to burlesque.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

O ye who teach the ingenuous youth of nations--
  Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain;
    I pray ye flog them upon all occasions,
      It mends their morals--never mind the pain.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

On with the dance, let joy be unconfined.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

She can change her
  Mind like the wind: whatever she has said
    Or done, is light to what she'll say or do.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Shows that we build, when we should but entomb us.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Slight are the outward signs of evil thought.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Some good lessons
  Are also learnt from Ceres and from Bacchus,
    Without whom Venus will not long attack us.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Strike up the dance, the cava bowl fill high.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Sweet to the father is his first-born's birth!
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

That father perished at the stake
  For tenets he would not forsake.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

The Baal-adorer bows on Sinai's steep;
  Yet there, e'en there, O God, thy thunders sleep.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

The mind that broods o'er guilty woes
  Is like a scorpion girt by fire.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

The present century was growing blind
  To the great Marlborough's skill in giving knocks,
    Until his late life by Archdeacon Coxe.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

The would-be wits and can't-be gentlemen.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

There is an order
  Of mortals on the earth, who do become
    Old in their youth, and die ere middle age.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

There rose no day, there roll'd no hour
  Of pleasure unembitter'd;
    And not a trapping deck'd my power,
      That gall'd not while it glitter'd.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

There's nothing makes me so much grieve,
  As that abominable tittle-tattle,
    Which is the cud eschew'd by human cattle.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

They kindly leave us, but not quite alone,
  But in good company, the gout or stone.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Think you if Laura had been Petrarch's wife
  He would have written sonnets all his life?
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Though fame is smoke,
  Its fumes are frankincense to human thought.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

'Tis best to pause, and think, ere you rush on.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

'Tis said the lion will turn and flee
  From a maid in the pride of her purity.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

'Tis strange, but true: for truth is always strange;
  Stranger than fiction.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

'Tis very certain the desire of life
  Prolongs it.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

To be precocious
  Was in her eyes a thing the most atrocious.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Troy owes to Homer what whist owes to Hoyle.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Vain, froward child of empire, say,
  Are all thy playthings snatched away?
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

What is the sin which is not
  Sin in itself? Can circumstance make sin
    Or virtue?
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

What, lost a world, and bade a hero fly?
  The timid tear in Cleopatra's eye.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

When things are at the worst they sometimes mend.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

When we have what we like 'tis hard to miss it.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Who could be happy and alone or good?
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Who like sour fruit to stir their veins' salt tides.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

With but a plank between them and their fate.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)


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