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Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

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Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents - except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

- Paul Clifford, 1830

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

~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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