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Quotes of the Day for 22 January 2002 – Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron was born at London, England on this day in 1788. Young Byron hurried through life, inheriting a peerage at age 10, writing poetry to pay the bills from his sexual ambitions and constant drinking. The flashiest of the Romantic poets, his plaque in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey was only posted a century and a half after his death.

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The quotes:

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

And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.

My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that Carpe Diem is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds-for who can trust to tomorrow?

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

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
     - All today's quores are from George Gordon Byron, 1788 - 1824


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