101 Total Quotes

Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

To dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of conferring a compliment
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Ceremony

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

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Art

Love is the business of the idle, but the idleness of the busy
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Business

Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Courage

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.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#English Statesman #Illness

Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Patience

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Anger #Forgiveness

I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Competence

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Action

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#English Statesman #Teachers And Teaching

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#English Statesman #Power

Whenever I hear French spoken as I approve, I find myself quietly falling in love
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Love

We may live without friends; we may live without books, But civilized men cannot live without cooks
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Books And Reading

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#English Statesman #Faults

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#English Statesman #Dreams

A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Comfort

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.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Friends Or Friendship #English Statesman

Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Business

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.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#English Statesman #Happiness

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

It is destiny' phrase of the weak human heart! 'It is destiny' dark apology for every error! The strong and virtuous admit no destiny
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
#Heart