Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes
Most popular Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes
Fate laughs at probabilities.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
A good man does good merely by living.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
Nature's loving proxy, the watchful mother.
'Tis at sixty a man learns how to value home.
Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up.
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
One vice worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors.
Reading without purpose is sauntering, not exercise.
Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence.
A fool flatters himself—a wise man flatters the fool.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Love sacrifices all things to bless the thing it loves.
Great men gain doubly when they make foes their friends.
Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets!
There's no weapon that slays its victim so surely as praise.
A mind once cultivated will not lie fallow for half an hour.
The public man needs but one patron, namely, the lucky moment.
How a little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him.
The truest eloquence is that which holds us too mute for applause.
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Earnest men never think in vain though their thoughts may be errors.
We lose the peace of years when we hunt after the rapture of moments.
A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
Invention is nothing more than a fine deviation from, or enlargement on a fine model.
When a man is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
Nothing is so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth!
When a person's down in the world, I think an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
When we look back upon human records, how the eye settles upon writers as the main landmarks of the past.
It seems to me that the coming of love is like the coming of spring; the date is not to be reckoned by the calendar.
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.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach themselves.
The worst part of an eminent man's conversation is, nine times out of ten, to be found in that part which he means to be clever.
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
How many of us have been incited to reason, have first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.
Youth, beauty, pomp, what are these, in point of attraction, to a woman's heart, when compared to eloquence? The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.
Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.
It is only in some corner of the brain which we leave empty that Vice can obtain a lodging. When she knocks at your door, my son, be able to say, "No room for your ladyship—pass on."
Philosophers have done wisely when they have told us to cultivate our reason rather than our feelings, for reason reconciles us to daily things of existence; our feelings teach us to yearn after the far, the difficult, the unseen.
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman.