Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.

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 the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Give, and you may keep your friend it you lose your money; lend, and the chances are that you lose your friend if ever you get back your money

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Imitation, if noble and general, insures the best hope of originality

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.

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

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The purpose of man is in action not thought.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Despair makes victims sometimes victors.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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