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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


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

– 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


In science, read, by preference, the newest works in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


A reform is a correction of abuses a revolution is a transfer of power.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


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

– 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


If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


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

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


Happiness and virtue rest upon each other the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


Art and science have their meeting point in method.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.

– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


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