Charles Lamb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles Lamb quotes, Charles Lamb sayings, and Charles Lamb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Of all sound of all bells... Most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year Charles Lamb
It is the law that hand intends / Which framed diversity of sex / The man the woman still defends / The manly boy the girl protects. Charles Lamb
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. Charles Lamb
Two shoots from off a coffee-tree / He carried with him o'er the sea. / Each little tender coffee slip / He waters daily in the ship Charles Lamb
Whene'er I fragrant coffee drink, / I on the generous Frenchman think, / Whose noble perseverance bore / The tree to Martinico's shore Charles Lamb
My father's grandfather lives still, / His age is fourscore years and ten; / He looks a monument of time, / The agedest of aged men. / Though years lie on him like a load, / A happier man you will not see / Than he, whenever he can get / His great grandchildren on his knee. Charles Lamb
Led by your little elder hand, / I learned to walk alone; / Careful you used to be of me, / My little brother John. Charles Lamb
Only in the use of the Indian weed he might be thought a little excessive. He took it, he would say, as a solvent of speech. Marry—as the friendly vapour ascended, how his prattle would curl up sometimes with it! the ligaments which tongue-tied him, were loosened, and the stammerer proceeded a satist [statesman]! Charles Lamb
All the colours in the rainbow All the colours in the rainbow Half the lustre of his feathers Would turn twenty coxcombs vain. Charles Lamb
Mamma gave us a single peach, / She shared it among seven; / Now you may think that unto each / But a small piece was given. Charles Lamb
The child, attracted by the view Of that fair orange, feebly threw. A languid look-perhaps the smell convinced it that there sure must dwell a corresponding sweetness there. Charles Lamb
Not a mightier whale than this In the vast Atlantic is; Not a fatter fish than he Flounders round the polar sea. Charles Lamb
In the gradual desuetude of old observances, this custom of solemnizing our proper birth-day hath nearly passed away, or is left to children, who reflect nothing at all about the matter, nor understand any thing in it beyond cake and orange. Charles Lamb
Did I hear the church-clock a few minutes ago, I was asked, and I answered, I hardly did know, but I thought that I heard it strike three. Charles Lamb
We are ashamed at the sight of a monkey. Somehow as we are shy of poor relations. Charles Lamb
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair. Charles Lamb
I always arrive late at the office but I make up for it by leaving early. Charles Lamb
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. Charles Lamb
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident. Charles Lamb
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. Charles Lamb
Anger in its time and place / May assume a kind of grace. / It must have some reason in it / And not last beyond a minute. Charles Lamb
No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. Charles Lamb
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength. Charles Lamb
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
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. Charles Lamb
A breakfast, merits; ever giving / Cheerful notice we are living / Another day refreshed by sleep, / When its festival we keep. Charles Lamb