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Robert Bulwer Lytton
May 25, 1803 - January 18, 1873
Nationality: English
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: English Statesman

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.


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.


What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.


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


One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.


The pen is mightier than the sword.


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


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


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.

    Topics: Friendship

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.


Art and science have their meeting point in method.


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