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To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives. ...
by Charles Lamb

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.
- Charles Lamb

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

 

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
- Charles Lamb

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
- Charles Lamb

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
- Charles Lamb

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Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
- Charles Lamb

I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
- Charles Lamb

Man is a gaming animal.
He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
- Charles Lamb

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy,
who can be dull in Fleet Street.
- Charles Lamb

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
- Charles Lamb

For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.
- Charles Lamb

What is reading, but silent conversation.
- Charles Lamb

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes
and finds good in what he has chosen.
- Charles Lamb

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
- Charles Lamb

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily
blessed with a vein of it.
- Charles Lamb

Newspapers always excite curiosity.
No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
- Charles Lamb

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
- Charles Lamb

I have had playmates, I have had companions;
In my days of childhood,
in my joyful school days - All, all are gone,
the old familiar faces.
- Charles Lamb

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
- Charles Lamb

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
- Charles Lamb

I am determined that my children shall be brought up
in their father's religion,
if they can find out what it is.
- Charles Lamb

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves.
We encourage one another in mediocrity.
I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
- Charles Lamb

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the
world hath more fools in it than ever.
- Charles Lamb

The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
- Charles Lamb

I could never hate anyone I knew.
- Charles Lamb

She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
- Charles Lamb

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
- Charles Lamb

Boys are capital fellows in their own way,
among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
- Charles Lamb

I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
- Charles Lamb

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space;
and yet nothing troubles me less.
- Charles Lamb

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
- Charles Lamb

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
- Charles Lamb

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action
by stealth and have it found out by accident.
- Charles Lamb

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit.
It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
- Charles Lamb

Anything awful makes me laugh.
I misbehaved once at a funeral.
- Charles Lamb

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value,
to engage you to substantial gratitude.
We thank them for nothing.
- Charles Lamb

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him.
We are content with less than absolute truth.
- Charles Lamb

The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes,
dead-letter days.
- Charles Lamb

It is good to love the unknown.
- Charles Lamb

My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
- Charles Lamb

The most common error made in matters of appearance
is the belief that one should disdain the superficial
and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through.
If there are places on your body where this is a possibility,
you are not attractive - you are leaking.
- Charles Lamb

A book reads the better which is our own,
and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots,
and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having
read it at tea with buttered muffins.
- Charles Lamb

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
- Kin Hubbard

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
- George Burns

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will not eat oysters.
I want my food dead.
Not sick.
Not wounded.
Dead.
- Woody Allen

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

Health food makes me sick.
- Calvin Trillin

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

Love is staying up all night with a sick child -
or a healthy adult.
- David Frost

The physician's highest calling, his only calling,
is to make sick people healthy - to heal,
as it is termed.
- Samuel Hahnemann

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

You're not sick you're just in love.
- Irving Berlin

Civilization is what makes you sick.
- Paul Gauguin

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism
and polls and principles,
come and join this campaign.
- George W. Bush

If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist.
When the brain is sick and you must throw up,
you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.
- Hedy Lamarr

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the
very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good
words and the broken promises.
- Chief Joseph

I don't do any songs that I'm sick of now -
sometimes even songs that I request.
If I'm sick of 'em I don't do 'em even for myself.
- Jonathan Richman


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