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Robert Bulwer-Lytton Quotes and Sayings

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A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Related topics: Wisdom

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
- Robert 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.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

 

The prudent person may direct a state,
but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The true spirit of conversation consists in building
on another man's observation,
not overturning it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light;
every eye,
looking on, finds its own.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other;
the best are not only the happiest,
but the happiest are usually the best.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

What ever our wandering our happiness will always be
found within a narrow compass,
and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness;
anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy,
but the striving to win the prize.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

What is past is past, there is a future left to all men,
who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly
grows unconsciously into genius.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help
is better than a pound of preaching.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Master books, but do not let them master you.
Read to live, not live to read.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest;
All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Whatever the number of a man's friends,
there will be times in his life when he has one too few;
but if he has only one enemy,
he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The easiest person to deceive is one's self.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all,
Unless he first will learn humility.
- Robert 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 at the onset.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature,
but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Power is so characteristically calm,
that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity
as the application of a rough truth.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts
are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

If thou be industrious to procure wealth,
be generous in the disposal of it.
Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why;
It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A fresh mind keeps the body fresh.
Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday.
As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Art and science have their meeting point in method.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

How many of us have been attracted to reason;
first learned to think,
to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life,
by some dazzling aphorism.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one
individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault.
If any other can excel it, it is listening to such
a disclosure with gratitude,
and amending the error.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool.
- Bertrand Russell

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made
a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- Thomas Tusser


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