A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on action, deed, history, life, men, and secrets

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 men's 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 (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

Contributed by: Zaady