Charles Lamb Quotes

61 Charles Lamb quotes:

"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 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"
Author: Lamb Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been, and must wait upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions of ages before we have existence, and a name."
Author: Lamb Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"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."
"I am, in plainer words, a bundle of prejudices - made up of likings and dislikings."
Author: Lamb Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"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."
"Borrowers of books, those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes."
"The beggar wears all colors fearing none."
Author: Lamb Quotes Category: English Critic Quotes Colors Quotes
"I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible."
Author: Lamb Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes
"We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair."
"The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days."
"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."
"Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment."
"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."
"Riches are chiefly good because they give us time."
"A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market."
"My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more."
"For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question."
Author: Lamb Quotes Category: Reputation Quotes
"He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides."
"Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know."

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