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Born in February 10, 1775 / Died in December 27, 1834 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Charles Lamb

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
I could never hate anyone I knew.
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
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.
She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
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.
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.
Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
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.
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.
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
It is good to love the unknown.
I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
What is reading, but silent conversation.