Charles Lamb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charles lamb quotes, charles lamb sayings, and charles lamb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.     

Charles Lamb

The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident.     

Charles Lamb

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.     

Charles Lamb

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.     

Charles Lamb

It is good to love the unknown.     

Charles Lamb

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.     

Charles Lamb

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.     

Charles Lamb

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.     

Charles Lamb

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it     

Charles Lamb

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.     

Charles Lamb

It is the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.     

Charles Lamb

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.     

Charles Lamb

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.     

Charles Lamb

It is the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.     

Charles Lamb

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.     

Charles Lamb

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.     

Charles Lamb

To pile up honey upon sugar, and sugar upon honey, to an interminable tedious sweetness.     

Charles Lamb

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.     

Charles Lamb

And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.     

Charles Lamb

The trumpet does no more stun you by its loudness, than a whisper teases you by its provoking inaudibility.     

Charles Lamb

Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.     

Charles Lamb

Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanksgiving.     

Charles Lamb

The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.     

Charles Lamb

Ceremony is an invention to take off the uneasy feeling which we derive from knowing ourselves to be less the object of love and esteem with a fellow creature than some other person is. It endeavours to make up, by superior attentions in little points, for that invidious preference which it is forced to deny in the greater.     

Charles Lamb

Brandy and water spoils two good things.     

Charles Lamb

A miser is sometimes a grand personification of fear. He has a fine horror of poverty; and he is not content to keep want from the door, or at arm's length, but he places it, by heaping wealth upon wealth, at a sublime distance!     

Charles Lamb

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.     

Charles Lamb

Mother's love grows by giving.     

Charles Lamb

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.     

Charles Lamb

If dirt were trumps, what hands you would hold!     

Charles Lamb