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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Letter, April 9, 1814, to the poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 4, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1975).
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