Lady Caroline Lamb Quotes | Quotes by Lady Caroline Lamb

1It is the common failing of an ambitious mind to over-rate itself.

2He is mad, bad and dangerous to know.

3my mind is a world in itself, which I have peopled with my own creatures.

4a weak and irresolute disposition is often more destructive than determined vice.

5My life has not been the best possible. The slave of impulse, I have rushed forward to my own destruction.

6There is nothing so difficult to describe as happiness. Whether some feeling of envy enters into the mind upon hearing of it, or whether it is so calm, so unassuming, so little ostentatious in itself, that words give an imperfect idea of it, I know not. It is easier to enjoy it, than define it. ... and is oftener found at home, when home has not been embittered by dissensions, suspicions and guilt, than any where else upon earth. Yes, it is in home and in those who watch there for us.

7I possessed what is called the best of hearts -- a dangerous possession, as it is generally accompanied by the strongest passions, and the weakest judgment.

8real misery delights not in reproaches and complaints. It is like charity and love - silent, long suffering and mild.

9Nature formed me fierce.

10It is said there is no happiness, and no love to be compared to that which is felt for the first time. Most persons erroneously think so; but love like other arts requires experience, and terror and ignorance, on its first approach, prevent our feeling it as strongly as at a later period.

Lady Caroline Lamb Quotes

11the sins of children rise up in judgment against their parents.