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Charles Lamb
February 10, 1775 - July 27, 1834
Nationality: English
Category: Critic
Subcategory: English Critic

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.


My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.


I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.


Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.


She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.


The beggar wears all colors fearing none.


The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.


Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.


Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.


A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.


My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.


Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.


Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.


Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.


New Year's Day is every man's birthday.


The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.


I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.


Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.


Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

    Topics: Friendship

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.


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