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All Quotes by author - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
" A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. "
" 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. "
" A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. "
" Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge. "
" A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power. "
" Art and science have their meeting point in method. "
" Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize. "
" Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword. "
" Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few. "
" Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. "
" Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it. "
" Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius. "
" Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. "
" Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. "
" In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. "
" In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. "
" It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart. "
" Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. "
" Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read. "
" No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies. "
" O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility. "
" One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth. "
" 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. "
" Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength. "
" 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. "
" Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue. "
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