Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton Quotes

Alone! that worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard; Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE!

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Curse away! And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverb The Arabs have,"Curses are like young chickens, And still come home to roost."

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

The easiest person to deceive is ones own self.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Memory, no less than hope, owes its charm to the far away.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide When, moment on moment, there rushes between The one and the other a sea; Ah, never can fall from the days that have been A gleam on the years that shall be!

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Truth makes on the surface of nature no one track of light - every eye looking on finds its own.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Our glories float between the earth and heaven Like clouds which seem pavilions of the sun.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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 George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron 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 to-day.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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