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 :: 1803-1873, British Novelist, Poet

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We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Sorrow]

 

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The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Success]

 

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The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Teachers and Teaching]

 

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One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Truth]

 

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There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Vanity]

 

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Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Patience]

 

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Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Pleasure]

 

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Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Power]

 

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How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Praise]

 

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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.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Proverbs]

 

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What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Purpose]

 

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Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Remorse]

 

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What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Repentance]

 

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When the world has got hold of a lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to kill it. You beat it over the head, till it seems to have given up the ghost, and behold! the next day it is as healthy as ever.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Lies and Lying]

 

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Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Love]

 

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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.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Luck]

 

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A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Men and Women]

 

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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.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Mind]

 

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The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - [Mind]

 

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