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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

(1803-1873), British Novelist, Poet

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

Category: Age And Aging

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Aid And Assistance

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

Category: Anger

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

Category: Beauty

In science read the newest works, in literature read the oldest.

Category: Books And Reading

Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.

Category: Books And Reading

Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.

Category: Choice

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.

Category: Common Sense

The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.

Category: Conscience

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

Category: Conversation

The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.

Category: Deceit

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.

Category: Divorce

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

Category: Dreams

The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.

Category: Eccentricity