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Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb Motivational Quotations:

  • “Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.”

  •  “New Year's Day is every man's birthday.”

  • “I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”

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

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

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

  •  “Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.”

  •  “To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “The beggar wears all colors fearing none.

Charles Lamb

  • “The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.”
  •  “Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.”

  •  “A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.”

  •  “We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.”

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

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

  •  “Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.”

  •  “Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.”

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

  •  “Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.”

  •  “I could never hate anyone I knew.”

  •  “A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.”

Charles Lamb

  • “The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.”
  •  “The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.”

  •  “The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.”

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

  •  “The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.”

  •  “I love to lose myself in other men's minds.”

  •  “What is reading, but silent conversation.”

  •  “It is good to love the unknown.”

  •  “We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.”

  •  “I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.”

  •  “She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.”

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

  •  “Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.”

  •  “He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.”

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

  •  “A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.”

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

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

  •  “Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.”

  •  “For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.”

  •  “Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.”



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