Edward Bulwer-Lytton Love Quotes and Sayings
2. 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.
3. Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
4. Love is the business of the idle, but the idleness of the busy.
5. It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (25 May, 1803–18 January, 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as “the great unwashed”, “pursuit of the almighty dollar”, “the pen is mightier than the sword“, and the infamous incipit “It was a dark and stormy night.”
Sayings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
2. A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
3. Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
4. Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
5. Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
6. 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.
7. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
8. Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
9. 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.
10. Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought.
11. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
12. Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
13. It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
14. Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
15. Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
16. I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.
17. Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny.
18. One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
19. 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.
20. Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes.
21. The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.
22. When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.