Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As - fail

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Despair makes victims sometimes victors.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Expression is the mystery of beauty.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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
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