Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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What is reading, but silent conversation.

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

The young man till thirty, never feels practically that he is mortal. He knows it indeed, and, if need were, he could preach a homily on the fragility of life; but he brings it not home to himself, any more than in a hot June we can appropriate to our imagination the freezing days of December.

Friend of my bosom, thou more than a brother, Why wert thou not born in my father's dwelling?

Think what you would have been now, if instead of being fed with tales and old wives' fables in childhood, you had been crammed with geography and natural history!

Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.

Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.

Rather was it not a series of seven uneasy days, spent in restless pursuit of pleasure, and a wearisome anxiety to find out how to make the most of them? Where was the quiet, where the promised rest?

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

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

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

There is more reason to say grace before beginning a book than there is to say it before beginning to dine.

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