Facts about Charles Lamb

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Charles Lamb was a famous Critic from England, who lived between February 10, 1775 and July 27, 1834. He/she became 59 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topic Legal.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, George Crook, Karl Marx, Robert Browning, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Famous quotes by Charles Lamb (40)


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"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"
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"The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen"
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"The beggar wears all colors fearing none"
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"My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it"
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"I love to lose myself in other men's minds"
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"A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market"
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"Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected"
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"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"
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"Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book"
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"My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more"
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"Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people"
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"He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides"
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"Lawyers, I suppose, were children once"
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"Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less"
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"It is good to love the unknown"
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"Cards are war, in disguise of a sport"
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"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"
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"We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair"
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"New Year's Day is every man's birthday"
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"I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible"
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"He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides"
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"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts"
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"What is reading, but silent conversation"
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"To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives"
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"Let us live for the beauty of our own reality"
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"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"
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"I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early"
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"Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral"
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"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"
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"Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment"
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"I could never hate anyone I knew"
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"Riches are chiefly good because they give us time"
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"Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life"
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"Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other"
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"Lawyers, I suppose, were children once"
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"I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is"
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"Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever"
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"For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die"
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"Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it"
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"Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength"


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