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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton on value, work, movies, books, race, heaven, genius, friendship, magic, fate, ambitions, etc.

46 Top Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes On Heart, Dreams, Happiness, Peace, Life Etc

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Born On: May 25, 1803

Died On: January 18, 1873

Died At Age: 69

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton was a prolific English novelist, playwright, poet, and politician. His works, thoughts and writings had a large readership as he wrote best-selling novels in succession that made him earn a substantial living. Some of the most famous lines and phrases that he spoke are extensively quoted and include, ‘the pen is mightier than the sword,’ ‘it was a dark and stormy night,’ ‘the great unwashed,’ ‘dweller on the threshold,’ and ‘pursuit of the almighty dollar’ amongst various others. We have amassed some most popular sayings, phrases, and quotes by Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, which have been curated from his writings, works, books, thoughts, novels, poets, plays and life. Explore the noteworthy thoughts, phrases and quotes by Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton.
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There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.

Edward George Earle Lytton 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 George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

The easiest person to deceive is one's self.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton 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 George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton

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

Edward George Earle Lytton 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 George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton