Quotes from Lord Byron

 

 

Letters and Journals Vol. 3

"If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom."

"All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise."

Letters and Journals Vol. 9

"It [Catholicism] is by far the most elegant worship, hardly excepting the Greek mythology. What with incense, pictures, statues, altars, shrines, relics, and the real presence, confession, absolution, -- there is something sensible to grasp at. Besides, it leaves no possibility of doubt; for those who swallow their Deity, really and truly, in transubstantiation, can hardly find any thing else otherwise than easy of digestion."

Random Quotes

"Of religion I know nothing -- at least, in its favor."

"We have fools in all sects, and impostors in most; why should I believe mysteries no one can understand, because written by men who chose to mistake madness for inspiration and style themselves Evangelicals?"

"I do not believe in revealed religion -- I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without speculating on another...."

 

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