Charles Lamb quotes

 quotes - My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more. Share

“My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.”

— Charles Lamb

 quotes - My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it. Share

“My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.”

— Charles Lamb

 quotes - Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. Share

“Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.”

— Charles Lamb

 quotes - We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair. Share

“We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.”

— Charles Lamb

“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.”

— Charles Lamb

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.”

— Charles Lamb

“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.”

— Charles Lamb

“We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.”

— 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

“New Year's Day is every man's birthday.”

— Charles Lamb

“What is reading, but silent conversation.”

— Charles Lamb

“Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.”

— Charles Lamb

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.”

— Charles Lamb

“Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.”

— Charles Lamb

“I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.”

— Charles Lamb

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

— Charles Lamb

“He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.”

— Charles Lamb

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

— Charles Lamb

“The beggar wears all colors fearing none.”

— Charles Lamb

“A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.”

— Charles Lamb

“Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.”

— Charles Lamb

“I could never hate anyone I knew.”

— Charles Lamb

“Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.”

— Charles Lamb

“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.”

— Charles Lamb

“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.”

— Charles Lamb

“Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.”

— Charles Lamb

“Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.”

— Charles Lamb

“Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.”

— Charles Lamb

“Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.”

— Charles Lamb

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

— Charles Lamb