Charles Lamb

#28092 Charles Lamb

Cultivate simplicity or rather should I say banish elaborateness, for simplicity springs spontaneous from the heart. .

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#28093 Charles Lamb

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. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about joy
#28094 Charles Lamb

For God's sake (I never was more serious), don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about art
#28095 Charles Lamb

Please to blot out gentle hearted, and substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-ey'd, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the Gentleman in question. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about art
#28096 Charles Lamb

Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see a mountain in my life. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about life
#28097 Charles Lamb

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about man
#28098 Charles Lamb

Nursed amid her [London's] noise, her crowds, her beloved smoke, what have I been doing all my life, if I have not lent out my heart with usury to such scenes? .

Charles Lamb Quotes about love
#28099 Charles Lamb

Gone before To that unknown and silent shore. .

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#28100 Charles Lamb

A good-natured woman...which is as much as you can expect from a friend's wife, whom you got acquainted with a bachelor. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about nature
#28101 Charles Lamb

Any thing awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about fun
#28102 Charles Lamb

This very night I am going to leave off Tobacco! Surely there must be some other world in which this unconquerable purpose shall be realized. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about purpose
#28103 Charles Lamb

[Of ] His face when he repeats his verses hath its ancient glory, an Archangel a little damaged. .

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I am determined my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about religion
#28105 Charles Lamb

Fanny Kelly's divine plain face. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about divine
#28106 Charles Lamb

Who first invented work, and bound the free And holiday-rejoicing spirit down . . . . . . . . . To that dry drudgery at the desk's dead wood? . . . . . . . . . Sabbathless Satan! .

Charles Lamb Quotes about work
#28107 Charles Lamb

I came home for ever! .

Charles Lamb Quotes about home
#28108 Charles Lamb

Riddle of destiny, who can show What thy short visit meant, or know What thy errand here below? .

Charles Lamb Quotes about destiny
#28109 Charles Lamb

When my sonnet was rejected, I exclaimed, 'Damn the age; I will write for Antiquity!' .

Charles Lamb Quotes about age
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Some cry up Haydn, some Mozart, Just as the whim bites. For my part, I do not care a farthing candle For either of them, nor for Handel. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about art
#28111 Charles Lamb

Can we ring the bells backward? Can we unlearn the arts that pretend to civilize, and then burn the world? There is a march of science; but who shall beat the drums for its retreat? .

Charles Lamb Quotes about science
#28112 Charles Lamb

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about law
#28113 Charles Lamb

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about action
#28114 Charles Lamb

The pilasters reaching down were adorned with a glistering substance (I know not what) under glass (as it seemed), resembling—a homely fancy, but I judged it to be sugar-candy; yet to my raised imagination, divested of its homelier qualities, it appeared a glorified candy. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about imagination
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Not if I know myself at all. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about self
#28116 Charles Lamb

And half had staggered that stout Stagirite. .

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#28117 Charles Lamb

I like you and your book, ingenious Hone! In whose capacious all-embracing leaves The very marrow of tradition 's shown; And all that history, much that fiction weaves. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about history
#28118 Charles Lamb

He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about society
#28119 Charles Lamb

Neat, not gaudy. .

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#28120 Charles Lamb

Martin, if dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold! .

Charles Lamb Quotes about art
#28121 Charles Lamb

Returning to town in the stage-coach, which was filled with Mr. Gilman's guests, we stopped for a minute or two at Kentish Town. A woman asked the coachman, "Are you full inside?" Upon which Lamb put his head through the window and said, "I am quite full inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gilman's did the business for me." .

Charles Lamb Quotes about business
#28122 Charles Lamb

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about time
#28123 Charles Lamb

For I hate, yet love thee, so, That, whichever thing I show, The plain truth will seem to be A constrained hyperbole, And the passion to proceed More from a mistress than a weed. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about love
#28124 Charles Lamb

For thy sake, tobacco, I Would do anything but die. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about die
#28125 Charles Lamb

Nay, rather, Plant divine, of rarest virtue; Blisters on the tongue would hurt you. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about hurt
#28126 Charles Lamb

Thou in such a cloud dost bind us, That our worst foes cannot find us, And ill fortune, that would thwart us, Shoots at rovers, shooting at us; While each man, through thy height'ning steam, Does like a smoking Etna seem. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about war
#28127 Charles Lamb

Thou through such a mist dost show us, That our best friends do not know us. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about friends
#28128 Charles Lamb

The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about purpose
#28129 Charles Lamb

For with G. D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with the Lord. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about time
#28130 Charles Lamb

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about men
#28131 Charles Lamb

Your borrowers of books—those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about books
#28132 Charles Lamb

I conceive disgust at those impertinent and misbecoming familiarities, inscribed upon your ordinary tombstones. Every dead man must take upon himself to be lecturing me with his odious truism, that "such as he now is, I must shortly be." Not so shortly, friend, perhaps, as thou imaginest. In the meantime I am alive. I move about. I am worth twenty of thee. Know thy betters! .

Charles Lamb Quotes about time
#28133 Charles Lamb

A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigor of the game. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about art
#28134 Charles Lamb

I have no ear. .

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#28135 Charles Lamb

Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I am incapable of a tune. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about time
#28136 Charles Lamb

I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about life
#28137 Charles Lamb

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about strength
#28138 Charles Lamb

Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about life
#28139 Charles Lamb

It is good to love the unknown. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about love
#28140 Charles Lamb

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about children
#28141 Charles Lamb

Presents, I often say, endear absents. .

Charles Lamb Quotes about end

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