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Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?


Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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EDWARD G. BULWER LYTTON
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought.
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so p...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
A mind once cultivated will not lie fallow for half an hour
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Nine times out of ten it is over the Bridge of Sighs that we pass the narrow gulf from youth to manh...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Life that ever needs forgiveness has for its first duty to forgive
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning i...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
In science, address the few, in literature, the many. In science, the few must dictate opinion to th...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Revolutions are not made with rosewater
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he may lose it
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those t...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
It was a dark and stormy night and the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many ...
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energ...
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
Bu is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many...
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, an...
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with t...
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON
When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
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 re...
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with ...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him ...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
He who doth not smoke hath either known no great griefs, or refuseth himself the softest consolation...
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
'It is destiny' phrase of the weak human heart! 'It is destiny' dark apology for every error! The st...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, the...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Invention is nothing more than a fine deviation from, or enlargement on a fine model . . .
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy a...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole h...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
We may live without friends; we may live without books, But civilized men cannot live without cooks
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturni...
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
The easiest person to deceive is one's self.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
Art and science have their meeting point in method.
EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
EDWARD GEORGE EARLE LYTTON BULWER-LYTTON, FIRST BARON LYTTON
--To live On means not yours--be brave in silks and laces, Gallant in steeds; splendid in banq...
EDWARD GEORGE EARLE LYTTON BULWER-LYTTON, FIRST BARON LYTTON
Sublime Philosophy! Thou art the patriarch's ladder, reaching heaven; And bright with beckonin...
EDWARD GEORGE EARLE LYTTON BULWER-LYTTON, FIRST BARON LYTTON