Edward Bulwer-Lytton Top 10 Quotes

Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Caxtoniana, 1862)
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Quoted in Lord Lytton's Miscellaneous Works, 1876)
Talent does what it can,
Genius does what it must.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Quoted in Browning: A Private Life, 2004)
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (My Novel, or Varieties in English Life, 1853)
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Richelieu, 1839)
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 Bulwer-Lytton
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (The Disowned, 1828)
Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Lucile, 1868)
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Quoted in The Wit and Wisdom of E. Bulwer-Lytton, 1885)
Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton (The Caxtons: A Family Picture, 1849)
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton Biography

Born: May 25, 1803
Died: January 18, 1873

Edward Bulwer-Lytton was an English politician and writer. He was very famous during his time and he is responsible for coining popular phrases as for example "The pen is mightier than the sword"

Notable Works

Paul Clifford (1830)
The Last Days of Pompeii (1834)
The Lady of the Lyons (1838)
Zanoni (1842)
Vril (1871)

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