Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

This journal is a relief. When I am tired ... out comes this, and down goes every thing. But I can't read it over—and God knows what contradictions it may contain. If I am sincere with myself (but I fear one lies more to one's self than to any one else) every page should confute, refute, and utterly abjure its predecessor.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. entry for Dec. 6, 1813. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 3, ed. Leslie Marchand (1974).
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