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More from Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

There are times when the mirth of others only saddens us, especially the mirth of children with high spirits, that jar on our own quiet mood.

Kenelm Chillingly.

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.