Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

1803 - 1873

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on literature and science

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Caxtonia, Hints on Mental Culture

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on illness, people, and principles

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.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on christ, nobility, passion, religion, and revenge

Revenge is a common passion; it is the sin of the uninstructed. The savage deems it noble;but the religion of Christ, which is the sublime civilizer, emphatically condemns it. Why? Because religion ever seeks to ennoble man; and nothing so debases him as revenge.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on deception

The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: The Disowned, 1828

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

Ah, never can fall from the days that have been A gleam on the years that shall be!

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on future, energy, men, past, repentance, and virtue

What is past is past. There is a future left to all men who have the virtue to repent, and the energy to atone.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on fate and providence

Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on debate

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Here Stanley meets, how Stanley scorns the glance! The brilliant chief, -irregularly great, Frank, haughty, rash, -the Rupert of Debate

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on blindness

Buy my flowers,-oh buy, I pray! The blind girl comes from afar.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Buy my Flowers.

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on friendship and sincerity

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: What Will He do With It?, bk. iii, ch. 15 (heading)

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