Find important quotes and citations by the author Charles Lamb.
Quote 2838In everything that relates to science, I am a whole Encyclopaedia behind the rest of the world.
Quote 2837Riches are chiefly good because they give us time
Quote 2836The trumpet does no more stun you by its loudness, than a whisper teases you by its provoking inaudibility
Quote 2835I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early
Quote 2834It's the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected
Quote 2833Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing
Quote 2832Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
Quote 2831Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people
Quote 2830Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life
Quote 2829Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less
Quote 2828Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I am incapable of a tune
Quote 2827How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself
Quote 2826A child's a plaything for an hour
Quote 2825The 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
Quote 2824To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives
Quote 2823My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it
Quote 2822For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die
Quote 2821We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
Quote 2820I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is
Quote 2819The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth
Quote 2818I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
Quote 2817The greatest pleasure I know is to do something by stealth and have it found out by accident
Quote 2816Pain is life, the sharper, the more evidence of life
Quote 2815No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam
Quote 2814We 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