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More from Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

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.

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.