Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

English writer and poet

Lived from: 1803-1873

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Bu'' is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many a brotherly deed. No one would ever love his neighbor as himself if he listened to all the ''Buts'' that could be said.
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    Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.
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    A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
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    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.
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    A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
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    A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
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    A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
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    Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
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    Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
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    Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
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    Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
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    Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
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    Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
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    Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
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    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!
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