Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)
Source: Richelieu, Act ii. Sc. 2., 1839
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Rank is a great beautifier.
Source: The Lady of Lyons, 1838
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Source: Caxtonia, Hints on Mental Culture
Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.
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)
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Source: The Disowned, 1828
It is difficult to say who does you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
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