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Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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

"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."

"Art and science have their meeting point in method."

"All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest."

"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves."

"You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly."

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

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

"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."

"Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best."

"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."

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

"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."

"To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity."

"In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern."

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

"Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets."

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

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

"The easiest person to deceive is one's self."

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