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33 Famous Quotes by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith")

The man who seeks one thing in life, and but one, May hope to achieve it before life be done; But he who seeks all things, wherever he goes, Only reaps from the hopes which around him he sows A harvest of barren regrets.

Ambition Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. I, canto II, st. 8)

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In life there are meetings which seem Like a fate.

Meeting Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto III, st. 8)

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There is purpose in pain, Otherwise it were devilish.

Pain Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto V, st. 8)

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The first wan cowslip, wet With tears of the first morn.

Cowslips Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Ode to a Starling

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Through tall cowslips nodding near you, Just to touch you as you pass.

Cowslips Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Song

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As pure as a pearl, And as perfect: a noble and innocent girl.

Chastity Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto VI, st. 16)

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Alas! must it ever be so? Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go, And fight our own shadows forever?

Shadows Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto II, st. 5)

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God be thank'd that the dead have left still Good undone for the living to do-- Still some aim for the heart and the will And the soul of a man to pursue.

Work Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Epilogue

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No life Can be pure in its purpose or strong in its strife And all life not be purer and stronger thereby.

Influence Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pr. II, canto VI, st. 40)

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No star ever rose or set without influence somewhere.

Influence Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto VI)

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We are but as the instrument of Heaven. Our work is not design, but destiny.

Destiny Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Clytemnestra (pt. XIX)

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We are what we must And not what we would be. I know that one hour Assures not another. The will and the power Are diverse.

Destiny Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. I, canto III, st. 19)

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Unseen hands delay The coming of what oft seems close in ken, And, contrary, the moment, when we say "'Twill never come!" comes on us even then.

Destiny Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Thomas Munster to Martin Luther (l. 382)

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They only fall, that strive to move, Or lose, that care to keep.

Destiny Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: The Wanderer (bk. III, Futility, st. 6)

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Here's a health to the glow-worm, Death's sober lamplighter.

Glowworms Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Au Cafe (XXXIX)

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Meanwhile, there is dancing in yonder green bower, A swarm of young midges, they dance high and low; 'Tis a sweet little species that lives but one hour, And the eldest was born half an hour ago.

Midges Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Midges

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'Tis more brave To live, than to die.

Bravery Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. I, canto VI, st. 11)

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That man is great, and he alone, Who serves a greatness not his own, For neither praise nor pelf: Content to know and be unknown: Whole in himself.

Greatness Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: A Great Man

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Who seeks for aid Must show how service sought can be repaid.

Service Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Siege of Constantinople

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The things which must be, must be for the best, God helps us do our duty and not shrink, And trust His mercy humbly for the rest.

Duty Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Imperfection

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The sylphs and ondines And the sea-kings and queens Long ago, long ago, on the waves built a city, As lovely as seems To some bard in his dreams, The soul of his latest love-ditty.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Venice

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Oh, better no doubt is a dinner of herbs, When season'd with love, which no rancour disturbs And sweeten'd by all that is sweetest in life Than turbot, bisque, ortolans, eaten in strife! But if, out of humour, and hungry, alone A man should sit down to dinner, each one Of the dishes which the cook chooses to spoil With a horrible mixture of garlic and oil, The chances are ten against one, I must own, He gets up as ill-tempered as when he sat down.

Cookery Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. I, canto II, st. 27)

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To all facts there are laws, The effect has its cause, and I mount to the cause.

Cause Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Lucile (pt. II, canto III, st. 8)

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News, news, news, my gossiping friends, I have wonderful news to tell, A lady by me her compliments sends; And this is the news from Hell!

News Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: News

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O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.

Humility Quotes, by Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith") , Source: Vanini (l. 327)

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