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More from Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

Rank is a great beautifier.

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

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

The Disowned. Chap. xxxiii.

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.

The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.

You speak
As one who fed on poetry.

Richelieu. Act i. Sc. vi.