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More from Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.

Night and Morning. Chap. vi.

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame-to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell.

Last of the Barons. Book v. Chap. i.

Curse away!
And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverb
The Arabs have, “Curses are like young chickens,
And still come home to roost.”

The Lady of Lyons. Act v. Sc. ii.

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

The Disowned. Chap. xxxiii.

You speak
As one who fed on poetry.

Richelieu. Act i. Sc. vi.