Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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"Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"The pen is mightier than the sword." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Add Category or Author

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"It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best." Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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"To dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of conferring a compliment" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Character   

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"Love is the business of the idle, but the idleness of the busy" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"Invention is nothing more than a fine deviation from, or enlargement on a fine model . . ." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"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" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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People   

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"Castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"Life that ever needs forgiveness has for its first duty to forgive" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Observation   

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"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Patience   

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"The heart of a man's like that delicate weed, Which requires to be trampled on, boldly indeed Ere it gives forth the fragrance you wish to extract" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Heart   

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"The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"The world's a nettle. Disturb it, it stings. Grasp it firmly, it stings not." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"Nothing really immoral is ever permanently popular." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"Youth, with swift feet, walks onward in the way; the land of joy lies all before his eyes." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Youth   

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"Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame -to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!" Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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"Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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