Charles Lamb Quotes

What is reading, but silent conversation... view

By: Charles Lamb

The beggar wears all colors fearing none... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

New Year's Day is every man's birthday... view

By: Charles Lamb

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment... view

By: Charles Lamb

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space.. view

By: Charles Lamb

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life... view

By: Charles Lamb

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time... view

By: Charles Lamb

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... view

By: Charles Lamb

She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book... view

By: 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... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: 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... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen... view

By: 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... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth... view

By: Charles Lamb

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: 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... view

By: Charles Lamb

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates.. view

By: Charles Lamb

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... view

By: Charles Lamb

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear.. view

By: Charles Lamb

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market... view

By: Charles Lamb

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die... view

By: Charles Lamb

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides... view

By: Charles Lamb

It is good to love the unknown... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once... view

By: Charles Lamb

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

By: Charles Lamb

I love to lose myself in other men's minds... view

By: Charles Lamb

I have had playmates, I have had companions.. view

By: Charles Lamb

I could never hate anyone I knew... view

By: Charles Lamb