Edward Bulwer-lytton, 1st Baron Lytton Quotes

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", "dweller on the threshold", and the well-known opening line "It was a dark and stormy night".

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Edward Bulwer-lytton, 1st Baron Lytton



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Let youth cherish sleep, the happiest of earthly boons, while yet it is at its command; for there cometh the day to all when "neither the voice of the lute nor the birds" shall bring back the sweet slumbers that fell on their young eyes as unbidden as the dews.

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Bu is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many a brotherly deed. No one would ever love his neighbor as himself if he listened to all the Buts that could be said.

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In every civilized society there is found a race of men who retain the instincts of the aboriginal cannibal and live upon their fellow-men as a natural food.

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Rarest of all things on earth is the union in which both, by their contrasts, make harmonious their blending; each supplying the defects of the helpmate, and completing, by fusion, one strong human soul.

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Earnestness is the best gift of mental power, and deficiency of heart is the cause of many men never becoming great.

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Archaeology is not only the hand maid of history, it is also the conservator of art.

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Fame confers a rank above that of gentleman and of kings. As soon as she issues her patent of nobility, it matters not a straw whether the recipient be the son of a Bourbon or of a tallow-chandler.

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The circle of life is cut up into segments. All lines are equal if they are drawn from the centre and touch the circumference.

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The classic literature is always modern.

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If a good face is a letter of recommendation, a good heart is a letter of credit.

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Women love energy and grand results.

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The frenzy of nations is the statesmanship of fate.

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Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies.

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