Edward Bulwer-lytton Quotes

Edward Bulwer-lytton Quotes: 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.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Quote: Trees that, like the poplar, lift upward all their boughs, give no shade and no shelter, whatever their height. Trees the most lovingly shelter and shade us, when, like the willow, the higher soar their summits, the lower drop their boughs.
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Quotes about Edward Bulwer-lytton: The vices and the virtues are written in a language the world cannot construe; it reads them in a vile translation, and the translators are Failure and Success.
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Quote about Edward Bulwer-lytton: Nature never gives to a living thing capacities not particularly meant for its benefit and use. If Nature gives to us capacities to believe that we have a Creator whom we never saw, of whom we have no direct proof, who is kind and good and tender beyond all that we know of kindness and goodness and tenderness on earth, it is because the endowment of capacities to conceive a Being must be for our benefit and use; it would not be for our benefit and use if it were a lie.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Sayings: The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Saying: Better than fame is still the wish for fame, the constant training for a glorious strife.
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Sayings about Edward Bulwer-lytton: To judge human character rightly, a man may sometimes have very small experience, provided he has a very large heart.
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Saying about Edward Bulwer-lytton: The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it. But we cannot of ourselves estimate the degree of our success in what we strive for; that task is left to others. With the desire for excellence comes, therefore, the desire for approbation. And this distinguishes intellectual excellence from moral excellence; for the latter has no necessity of human tribunal; it is more inclined to shrink from the public than to invite the public to be its judge.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Quotes: Irony is to the high-bred what billingsgate is to the vulgar; and when one gentleman thinks another gentleman an ass, he does not say it point-blank, he implies it in the politest terms he can invent.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Quote: We lose the peace of years when we hunt after the rapture of moments.
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Quotes about Edward Bulwer-lytton: Of all the conditions to which the heart is subject suspense is one that most gnaws and cankers into the frame. One little month of that suspense, when it involves death, we are told by an eye witness in
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Quote about Edward Bulwer-lytton: Men are valued, not for what they are, but for what they seem to be.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Sayings: Sooner mayest thou trust thy pocket to a pickpocket than give loyal friendship to the man who boasts of eyes to the heart never mounts in dew! Only when man weeps he should be alone, not because tears are weak, but they should be secret. Tears are akin to prayer,--Pharisees parade prayers, imposters parade tears.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Saying: In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
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Sayings about Edward Bulwer-lytton: The public man needs but one patron, namely, the lucky moment.
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Saying about Edward Bulwer-lytton: The desire of excellence is the necessary attribute of those who excel. We work little for a thing unless we wish for it.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Quotes: Prudence, patience, labor, valor; these are the stars that rule the career of mortals.
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Edward Bulwer-lytton Quote: The food of hope is meditative action.
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