Quotation Explorer - 'Edward Bulwer-Lytton'

He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions to be drawn from them, or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
When a man is not amused, he feels an involuntary contempt for those who are. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The worst part of an eminent man's conversation is, nine times out of ten, to be found in that part by which he means to be clever. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
"Know thyself," said the old philosopher, "improve thyself," saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Alas! must it ever be so? Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go, And fight our own shadows forever? - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Art and science have their meeting point in method. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Archaeology is not only the hand maid of history, it is also the conservator of art. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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 Bulwer-Lytton
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The pen is mightier than the sword! - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says:"Leave no stone unturned. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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