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Robert Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton was an English statesman and poet.
(1831 - 1891)

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

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.

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

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

All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.

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

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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