English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton was the one who coined the phrases: “the great unwashed“,”pursuit of the almighty dollar“, and the famous opening line “It was a dark and stormy night“.
His writing career began back in 1820. Bulwer-Lytton wrote in a wide spectrum of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult and science fiction.
Verified Best 5 Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotations
Here are my selection of the best five Edward Bulwer quotes:
“There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy.”
(The New Dictionary of Thoughts By Tryon Edwards, Wealth; p.695)
“There are moments when silence, prolong’d and unbroken, more expressive may be than all words ever spoken.”
(Lucile by Owen Meredith, Part II, Canto I, Stanza 20)
“The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.”
(The Disowned (1828), Chapter XLIV, p.263)
“When a person is down in the world, (I think) an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.”
“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
(Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy, 1839)
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