Quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Art and science have their meeting point in method.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame -to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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.
– Edward 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.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgin's love, full of bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious, like the gladness of a happy child.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton