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    The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: men 
     
    He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
    — Charles Lamb
    The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
    — Charles Lamb
    Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: time 
     
    What is reading, but silent conversation.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: reading 
     
    I hate the man who eats without knowing what he's eating. I doubt his taste in more important things.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: men  hate  doubt  knowing 
     
    Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: thoughts  inspire 
     
    Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: pain 
     
    May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest.
    — Charles Lamb
    I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: book 
     
    Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: beauty  reality  live 
     
    How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself!
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: self 
     
    Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: children  child 
     
    We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: spirit 
     
    I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
    — Charles Lamb
    Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: year 
     
    A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: worth 
     
    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.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: men  human  race 
     
    The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: action  pleasure 
     
    Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: animals  men 
     
    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.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: dog  book  read 
     
    Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: world  april  fools 
     
    This world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, Theres nothing true but Heaven.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: joy  world  smile  true  tears  illusion  heaven 
     
    My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
    — Charles Lamb
    Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: war 
     
    Beholding heaven, and feeling hell.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: hell  heaven 
     
    Man, while he loves, is never quite depraved.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: men 
     
    The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er; And hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: heart  soul  sleep  praise  music  pride 
     
    And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: secret  memory  soul  tears 
     
    Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: pleasure  care  company 
     
    May be the truth is, that one pipe is wholesome, two pipes toothsome, three pipes noisome, four pipes fulsome, five pipes quarrelsome; and that's the some on't.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: truth 
     
    A child's nature is too serious a thing to admit of its being regarded as a mere appendage to another being.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: nature 
     
    I am in love with this green Earth.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: earth 
     
    In every thing that relates to science, I am a whole Encyclopaedia behind the rest of the world.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: world 
     
    His voice was the most obnoxious squeak I ever was tormented with.
    — Charles Lamb
    Summer, as my friend Coleridge waggishly writes, has set in with its usual severity.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: friends  summer  write 
     
    Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a new married couple; in that of the lady particularly; it tells you that her lot is disposed of in this world; that you can have no hopes for her.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: hope 
     
    To pile up honey upon sugar, and sugar upon honey, to an interminable tedious sweetness.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: honey 
     
    The good things of life are not to be had singly, but come to us with a mixture; like a school-boy's holiday, with a task affixed to the tail of it.
    — Charles Lamb
    This very night I am going to leave off tobacco! Surely there must be some other world in which this unconquerable purpose shall be realised.
    — Charles Lamb
    tags: world  night 
     
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