Charles Lamb - Quotes

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Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts. ---->>>

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.

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 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. ---->>>

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life. ---->>>

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.

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

What is reading, but silent conversation. ---->>>

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair. ---->>>

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

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

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

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

The beggar wears all colors fearing none. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less. ---->>>

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market. ---->>>

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it. ---->>>

I could never hate anyone I knew. ---->>>

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth. ---->>>

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

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. ---->>>

It is good to love the unknown. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives. ---->>>

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

She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book. ---->>>

For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die. ---->>>

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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


Nationality: English
Born: February 10, 1775
Birthplace: Inner Temple, London, England
Die: July 27, 1834
Occupation: Critic

Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the center of a major literary circle in England (wikipedia)