Famous Quotes By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


  1. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
  2. A reform is a correction of abuses a revolution is a transfer of power.
  3. Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
  4. Art and science have their meeting point in method.
  5. Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
  6. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
  7. Happiness and virtue rest upon each other the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
  8. 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.
  9. If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
  10. In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
  11. In science, read, by preference, the newest works in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
  12. It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
  13. Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
  14. No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
  15. One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
  16. 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.
  17. Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
  18. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
  19. There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
  20. Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light every eye, looking on, finds its own.
  21. We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
  22. 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.
  23. What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.

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