Quotes by: Edward G. Bulwer Lytton
Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
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.
Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
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.
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.
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.
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.