Quotes by Charles Lamb

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.
– Charles Lamb
Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
– Charles Lamb
Presents, I often say, endear absents.
– Charles Lamb
Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
– Charles Lamb
Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.
– Charles Lamb
She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
– Charles Lamb
Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.
– Charles Lamb
The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
– Charles Lamb
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
– Charles Lamb
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
– Charles Lamb
The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
– Charles Lamb
The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
– Charles Lamb
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
– Charles Lamb
To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.
– Charles Lamb
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
– Charles Lamb
Were I Diogenes, I would not move out of a kilderkin into a hogshead, though the first had had nothing but small beer in it, and the second reeked claret.
– Charles Lamb
What is reading, but silent conversation.
– Charles Lamb
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
– Charles Lamb
The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
– Charles Lamb
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
– Charles Lamb