Charles Lamb was a famous English writer, poet, antiquarian and essayist whose essays are still loved by the masses. He started off his career with small clerical jobs and worked as a clerk in the ‘East India House’ where he worked until his retirement. Lamb was always surrounded by great writers which helped him nurture his interest in writing. His debut book titled ‘Poems on Various Subjects’ which was a collection of four poems failed to fascinate the masses. He went on to write short articles for various newspapers and faced some more failures before writing his first notable work titled ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ written for children. It was a simple adaptation of Shakespeare’s stories with a mixture of his critical views. He further wrote many adaptations including ‘The Adventures of Ulysses’ and ‘Specimens of English Dramatic Poets Who Lived About the Time of Shakespeare’. His most notable works were ‘Essays of Elia’ and ‘On the Tragedies of Shakespeare’. His works, writings, essays, books and poems still have a large readership. His writings are a useful source of some really great quotes. We have collected Charles Lamb's quotes from some of his most popular works. Go through the notable quotes and thoughts by Charles Lamb, the distinguished essayist and poet of all times.
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.