Charles Lamb

English essayist (1775-1834)

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A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.Rate it:
Borrowers of books --those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.Rate it:
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.Rate it:
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.Rate it:
Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.Rate it:
For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.Rate it:
How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,Rate it:
I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.Rate it:
I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.Rate it:
Lawers, I suppose, were children once.Rate it:
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.Rate it:
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.Rate it:
Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.Rate it:
Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.Rate it:
The beggar wears all colors fearing none.Rate it:
The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.Rate it:
The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.Rate it:
The vices of some men are magnificent.Rate it:
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.Rate it:

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