Zitat des Tages von Charles Lamb:
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
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.
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
What is reading, but silent conversation.
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
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.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
I could never hate anyone I knew.
It is good to love the unknown.
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.
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.
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.
I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.
For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.
Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.
Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
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.
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.