Best 5 Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotations

English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton was the one who coined the phrases: “the great unwashed“,”pursuit of the almighty dollar“, and the famous opening line “It was a dark and stormy night“.

best 5 edward bulwer-lytton quotationsHis writing career began back in 1820. Bulwer-Lytton wrote in a wide spectrum of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult and science fiction.

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“Three things are ever silent:Thought, Destiny, and the Grave. ”

(Harold: The Last of the Saxon King by The Right Hon.Lord Lytton, George Routledge And Sons, 1874, Book X, The Sacrifice On The Altar, ch. 2; p.338)


“The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.”

(The Disowned by Lytton (Edward Bulwer Lytton), B. Tauchnitz, 1842, ch. XLIV; p.239)

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.”

(Richelieu, Or, The Conspiracy: A Play in Five Acts by Lord Lytton, Harper & Brothers, 1839, Act II, Sc. II; p.52)

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“A fool… flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.”

(Pelham, Or, The Adventures of a Gentleman by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart., Complete In One Volume, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1883, ch.XII; p.76)

(You can also find this quote in: Pelham Or, Adventures Of A Gentleman by The Right Hon. Lord Lytton, George Routledge And Son, 1875, ch. XII; p.40)


Life consists in the alternate process of learning and unlearning, but it is often wiser to unlearn than to learn.”

(Kenelm Chillingly His Adventures And Opinions by The Right Hon. Lord Lytton, George Routledge And Sons, 1888, Book IV, ch.VII, p. 232)

(You can also find this quote in: Kenelm Chillingly His Adventures And Opinions by Lord Lytton (Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart.), Hovendon Co., Book IV, ch.VII, p. 250)


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