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Ambition has no rest!

Edward George Earle Topic: Ambition

The brilliant chief, irregularly great, Frank, haughty, rash--the Rupert of debate.

Edward George Earle Topic: Argument

He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite. - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton,

Edward George Earle Topic: Authorship

No author ever drew a character, consistent to human nature, but what he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.

Edward George Earle Topic: Authorship

Laws die, Books never.

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

Hark, the world so loud, And they, the movers of the world, so still!

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

We call some books immortal! Do they live? If so, believe me, Time hath made them pure. In Books, the veriest wicked rest in peace.

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

The Wise out of their books are clay; But in their books, as from their graves they rise. Angels--that, side by side, upon our way, Walk with and warn us!

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

All books grow homilies by time; they are Temples, at once, and Landmarks.

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

There is no Past, so long as Books shall live!

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

In you are sent The types of Truths whose life is The To Come; In you soars up the Adam from the fall; In you the Future as the Past is given-- Ev'n in our death ye bid us hail our birth;-- Unfold these pages, and behold the Heaven, Without one grave-stone left upon the Earth.

Edward George Earle Topic: Books

Business dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done.

Edward George Earle Topic: Business

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenceless!

Edward George Earle Topic: Crime

There are certain events which to each man's life are as comets to the earth, seemingly strange and erratic portents; distinct from the ordinary lights which guide our course and mark our seasons, yet true to their own laws, potent in their own influences.

Edward George Earle Topic: Destiny

Come, Death, and snatch me from disgrace.

Edward George Earle Topic: Disgrace

Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.

Edward George Earle Topic: Enemies

I have wrought great use out of evil tools.

Edward George Earle Topic: Evil

It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph.

Edward George Earle Topic: Evil

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edward George Earle Topic: Evil

The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrate the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet.

Edward George Earle Topic: Eyes

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