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Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Art and science have their meeting point in method.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame -to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
Edward Bulwer-Lytton How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgin's love, full of bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious, like the gladness of a happy child.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Master books, but do not let them master you. - Read to live, not live to read.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton The easiest person to deceive is one's self.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.
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