Quotes by: Edward G. 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.
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
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.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
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.
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
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.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
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.
We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
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.
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.