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Charles Lamb Quotes and Sayings

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Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

Related topics: Family Relationship Love

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

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

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

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

It is good to love the unknown.
- Charles Lamb

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

I could never hate anyone I knew.
- Charles Lamb

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

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

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

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.
- 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

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

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
- Charles Lamb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
- 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

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

The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
- Charles Lamb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is reading, but silent conversation.
- 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

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa


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