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Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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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

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.

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

O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

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

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The easiest person to deceive is one's self.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.

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

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

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

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

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.

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

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.

Robert Bulwer-Lytton
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