The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)
Source: The Disowned, 1828
Contributed by: Zaady
Ah, never can fall from the days that have been A gleam on the years that shall be!
Source: A Lament
What is past is past. There is a future left to all men who have the virtue to repent, and the energy to atone.
Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection
Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.
Source: Richelieu, Act ii. Sc. 2., 1839
In other countries poverty is a misfortune - with us it is a crime.
Source: England and the English, 1833
Poverty has strange bedfellows.
Source: The Caxtons, pt iv, ch. 4.
Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence.
Here Stanley meets, how Stanley scorns the glance! The brilliant chief, -irregularly great, Frank, haughty, rash, -the Rupert of Debate
Buy my flowers,-oh buy, I pray! The blind girl comes from afar.
Source: Buy my Flowers.
There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.
Source: What Will He do With It?, bk. iii, ch. 15 (heading)
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