Quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

English writer and poet

Alive from: 1803-1873

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary) | CountryAmerica

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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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    He, who can view the world as a poet is always at soul a king.
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    How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel.
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    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.
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    In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
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    In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.
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    It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
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    It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
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    Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
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    No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
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    One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
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    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.
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    Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
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    Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.
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    Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
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