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Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton quotes (27)

Business dispatched is business well done But business hurried is business ill done.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Business

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest But the happiest are usually the best.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Happiness

There are many more fools in the world than there are knaves otherwise the knaves could not exist.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Fool

It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything. Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves either in imagination or practice.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Courage

Chance happens to all but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Chance

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another mans observation not overturning it.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Conversation

Master books but do not let them master you.- Read to live not live to read.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Book

Two lives that once part are like ships that divide. There are two lives to each of us the life of our actions and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals mens deeds and their outward characters but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life unpenetrated and unguessed.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Two

It is difficult to say who does you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Endure

Power is so characteristically calm that calmness in itself has the aspect of power.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Power

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Genius

What men want is not talent it is purpose; in other words not the power to achieve but the will to labor.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Unsorted

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Observe

In the lexicon of youth which Fate reserves For a bright manhood there is no such word As fail !
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Youth

In life as in art the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Life

I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgins love full of Bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious like the gladness of a happy child.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Morning

Natures loving proxy the watchful mother.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Mother

In science read by preference the newest works; in literature the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Classic

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Crime

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Enthusiasm

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye looking on finds its own.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Nature

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Teach

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Friendship

The man who smokes thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Tobacco

Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Gravity

Genius does what it must talent does what it can.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Cynic

Dream manfully and nobly and thy dreams shall be prophets.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Dream