Edward Bulwer Lytton Sayings and Quotes

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Say what we will, we may be sure that ambition is an error. Its wear and tear on the heart are never recompensed.      

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Fate laughs at probabilities.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In life, as in whist, hope nothing from the way cards may be dealt to you. Play the cards, whatever they be, to the best of your skill.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize the world.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward 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 Bulwer-Lytton

He who seeks repentance for the past, should woo the angel virtue for the future.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Remedy your deficiencies,and your merits will take care of themselves.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Of all the weaknesses little men rail against, there is none that they are more apt to ridicule than the tendency to believe. And of all the signs of a corrupt heart and a feeble head, the tendency of incredulity is the surest. Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Remedy your deficiencies, and your merits will take care of themselves.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience, and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Lips with such sweetness in their honeyed deeps. As fills the rose in which a fairy sleeps.     

Edward Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The nap is mightier than the sword.     

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Despair makes victims sometimes victors.     

Edward 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 Bulwer-Lytton