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Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Toil to some is happiness, and rest to others. This man can only breathe in crowds, and that man only in solitudes.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Of all the virtues necessary to the completion of the perfect man, there is none to be more delicately implied and less ostentatiously vaunted than that of exquisite feeling or universal benevolence.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “If there is a virtue in the world at which we should always aim, it is cheerfulness.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The same refinement which brings us new pleasures exposes us to new pains.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “There is an ill-breeding to which, whatever our rank and nature, we are almost equally sensitive, the ill-breeding that comes from want of consideration for others.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “I have wrought great use out of evil tools.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The man who has acquired the habit of study, though for only one hour every day in the year, and keeps to the one thing studied till it is mastered, will be startled to see the way he has made at the end of a twelvemonth.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Fine natures are like fine poems; a glance at the first two lines suffices for a guess into the beauty that waits you if you read on.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The curse of the great is ennui.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Kindness like light speaks in the air it gilds.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Earnestness is the best gift of mental power, and deficiency of heart is the cause of many men never becoming great.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “One vice worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “In other countries poverty is a misfortune – with us it is a crime.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The fewer blows, the better. Brave men fight if they must; wise men never fight if they can help it.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Prudence, patience, labor, valor; these are the stars that rule the career of mortals.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Almanzor, in Dryden’s tragedy of “Almahide,” did not change sides with more gallant indifference than the exemplary nurse.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Nothing really immoral is ever permanently popular.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “It is the glorious doom of literature that the evil perishes and the good remains.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Grief alone can teach us what is man.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “A mind once cultivated will not lie fallow for half an hour.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “There are times when the mirth of others only saddens us, especially the mirth of children with high spirits, that jar on our own quiet mood.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “To the thinker, the most trifling external object often suggests ideas, which, like Homer’s chain, extend, link after link, from earth to heaven.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Jewelry and profuse ornaments are unmistakable evidences of vulgarity.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “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.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Thought is valuable in proportion as it is generative.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “A woman is seldom merciful to the man who is timid.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Read to live, not live to read.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The commerce of intellect loves distant shores. The small retail dealer trades only with his neighbor; when the great merchant trades he links the four quarters of the globe.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The Italians have voices like peacocks – German gives me a cold in the head – and Russian is nothing but sneezing.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “As the films of clay are removed from our eyes, Death loses the false aspect of the spectre, and we fall at last into its arms as a wearied child upon the bosom of its mother.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The first essential to success in the art you practice is respect for the art itself.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Some have the temperament and tastes of genius, without its creative power. They feel acutely, but express tamely.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The frenzy of nations is the statesmanship of fate.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “The poet in prose or verse – the creator – can only stamp his images forcibly on the page in proportion as he has forcibly felt, ardently nursed, and long brooded over them.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Could we know by what strange circumstances a man’s genius became prepared for practical success, we should discover that the most serviceable items in his education were never entered in the bills which his father paid for.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions to be drawn from them, or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “At court one becomes a sort of human ant eater, and learns to catch one’s prey by one’s tongue.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Julius Caesar owed two millions when he risked the experiment of being general in Gaul. If Julius Caesar had not lived to cross the Rubicon, and pay off his debts, what would his creditors have called Julius Caesar?”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Despair makes victims sometimes victors.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Vanity, indeed, is the very antidote to conceit; for while the former makes us all nerve to the opinion of others, the latter is perfectly satisfied with its opinion of itself.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Poverty has strange bedfellows.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “A man who cannot win fame in big own age will have a very small chance of winning it from posterity. True, there are some half-dozen exceptions to this truth among millions of myriads that attest it; but what man of common sense would invest any large amount of hope in so unpromising a lottery?”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “There is no tongue that flatters like a lover’s; and yet, in the exaggeration of his feelings, flattery seems to him commonplace. Strange and prodigal exuberance, which soon exhausts itself by flowing!”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “It is often the easiest move that completes the game.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Art employs method for the symmetrical formation of beauty, as science employs it for the logical exposition of truth; but the mechanical process is, in the last, ever kept visibly distinct, while in the first it escapes from sight amid the shows of color and the curves of grace.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quote: “Injustice, they say, can only emanate from three causes: want of wisdom to perceive what is just, want of benevolence to desire, want of power to fulfill it; and that each of these three wants is incompatible in the All-Wise, the All-Good, the All-Powerful.”
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