Charles Lamb Quotes

Most popular Charles Lamb Quotes

It is good to love the unknown.
— Charles Lamb
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
— Charles Lamb

lawyers

People while they love are never quite depraved.
— Charles Lamb
A sweet child is the sweetest thing in the world.
— Charles Lamb
My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
— Charles Lamb

unhappiness

May my last breath is draw through a pipe and exhale in a pun.
— Charles Lamb

death

Cannot the heart in the midst of crowds feel frightfully alone?
— Charles Lamb
How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself.

illness

A pun is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
— Charles Lamb

language puns

When I am not walking, I am reading, I cannot sit and think. Books think for me.
— Charles Lamb

reading

Man is a gaming animal. We must be always trying to get the better in something or other.
— Charles Lamb
Man is a gaming animal. He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.

gambling

Man is a gaming animal.  He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.

gambling mankind man the animal

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a kind deed by stealth and have it found out by accident.
— Charles Lamb

kindness

Of all sound of all bells ... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.

new year

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
— Charles Lamb

helping others

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.
— Charles Lamb

journalism

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

pleasure

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

helping others

Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door.
— Charles Lamb

human nature

A child's nature is too serious a thing to admit of its being regarded as a mere appendage to another human being.

children parenting

The most mortifying infirmity in human nature, to feel in ourselves, or to contemplate in another, is, perhaps, cowardice.

cowardice

I love to lose myself in other men's minds.  When I am not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think.  Books think for me.

reading

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit.  It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.

puns