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#1. We get on now with a lighter step, and quicker: ridicule is found to be more convincing than argument, imaginary agonies touch more than true sorrows, and monthly novels convince, when learned quartos fail to do so. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#2. Men and not measures are, no doubt, the very life of politics. But then it is not the fashion to say so in public places. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#3. The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the charm of a politician's life. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#4. Those who depart must have earned such sorrow before it can be really felt. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#5. After all, then, she was not a clever woman, - not more clever than other women around her! - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#6. It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#7. CHAPTER XLI THE SENATOR IS BADLY TREATED - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#8. It is very difficult to say nowadays where the suburbs of London come to an end and where the country begins. The railways, instead of enabling Londoners to live in the country have turned the countryside into a city. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#9. The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#10. Though she hardly knew how to explain the matter even to herself, she was sure that there was at present a general heaving-up of society on this matter, and a change in progress which would soon make it a matter of indifference whether anybody was Jew or Christian. For - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#11. The sober devil can hide his cloven hoof; but when the devil drinks he loses his cunning and grows honest. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#12. In former days, when there were Whigs instead of Liberals, it was almost a rule of political life that all leading Whigs sould be uncles, brothers-in-law, or cousins to each other. This was pleasant and gave great consistency to the party; but the system has now gone out of vogue. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#13. And you know, aunt, I still hope that I shall be found to have kept on the right side of the posts. You will find that poor Lord Chiltern is not so black as he is painted.' 'But why take anybody that is black at all?' 'I like a little shade in the picture, aunt. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#14. A man has usually to work through much mud before he gets his nugget. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#15. Words spoken cannot be recalled, and many a man and many a woman who has spoken a word at once regretted, are far too proud to express that regret. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#16. She well knew the great architectural secret of decorating her constructions, and never descended to construct a decoration. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#17. The castle itself was a huge brick pile, built in the days of William III., which, though they were grand days for the construction of the constitution, were not very grand for architecture of a more material description. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#18. Of one small circumstance that had occurred, he felt quite sure that Mr. Kennedy knew nothing. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#19. An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#20. But who ever yet was offered a secret and declined it? Who at least ever declined a love secret? What sister could do so? - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#21. You might pass Eleanor Harding in the street without notice, but you could hardly pass an evening with her and not lose your heart. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#22. Of all reviews, the crushing review is the most popular, as being the most readable. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#23. It is very hard, that necessity of listening to a man who says nothing - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#24. Gentle reader, did you ever feel yourself snubbed? Did you ever, when thinking much of your own importance, find yourself suddenly reduced to a nonentity? Such was Eleanor's feeling now. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#25. Little bits of things make me do it; - perhaps a word that I said and ought not to have said ten years ago; - the most ordinary little mistakes, even my own past thoughts to myself about the merest trifles. They are always making me shiver. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#26. What man thinks of changing himself so as to suit his wife? - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#27. He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognize me by my face. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#28. The natural man will probably be manly. The affected man cannot be so. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#29. Barchester Towers has become one of those novels which do not die quite at once, which live and are read for perhaps a quarter of a century. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#30. A pleasant letter I hold to be the pleasantest thing that this world has to give. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#31. Mrs Grantly after her father's death. This matter, therefore, had been taken out of the warden's hands - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#32. It was Mr. Gotobed, who had just returned from a visit which he had made, the circumstances of which must be narrated in the next chapter. The - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#33. Gentlemen lacking substantial sympathy with their leader found it to be comfortable to deceive themselves, and raise their hearts at the same time by the easy enthusiasm of noise. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#34. It is not what one suffers that kills one, but what one knows that other people see that one suffers. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#35. Since woman's rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#36. Men will love to the last, but they love what is fresh and new. A woman's love can live on the recollection of the past, and cling to what is old and ugly. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#37. A farmer's horse is never lame, never unfit to go. Never throws out curbs, never breaks down before or behind. Like his master he is never showy. He does not paw and prance, and arch his neck, and bid the world admire his beauties ... and when he is wanted, he can always do his work. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#38. Shall a man have nothing of his own; -- no sorrow in his heart, no care in his family, no thought in his breast so private and special to him, but that, if he happen to be a clergyman, the bishop may touch it with his thumb?'
I am not the bishop's thumb,' said Mr. Thumble - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#39. Nothing reopens the springs of love so fully as absence, and no absence so thoroughly as that which must needs be endless. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#40. My dear, the truth must be spoken. I declare I don't think I ever saw a young woman so improvident as you are. When are you to begin to think about getting married if you don't do it now?"
"I shall never begin to think about it, till I buy my wedding clothes. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#41. In judging of them, he judged leniently; the whole bias of his profession had taught him to think that they were more sinned against than sinning, and that the animosity with which they had been pursued was venomous and unjust; but he had not the less regarded their plight as most miserable. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#42. There are some points on which no man can be contented to follow the advice of another - some subjects on which a man can consult his own conscience only. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#43. But facts always convince, and another man's opinion rarely convinces. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#44. Men who think much want to speak often, - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#45. Babbling may be a weakness, but to my thinking mystery is a vice. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#46. I know no place at which an Englishman may drop down suddenly among a pleasanter circle of acquaintance, or find himself with a more clever set of men, than he can do at Boston. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#47. The best education is to be had at a price, as well as the best broadcloth. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#48. She went up to her room, disembarrassed herself of her finery, - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#49. Book love ... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#50. I run great risk of failing. It may be that I shall encounter ruin where I look for reputation and a career of honor. The chances are perhaps more in favour of ruin than of success. But, whatever may be the chances, I shall go on as long as any means of carrying on the fight are at my disposal. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#51. As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#52. The idea of putting old Browborough into prison for conduct which habit had made second nature to a large proportion of the House was distressing to Members of Parliament generally. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#53. Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#54. But as we do not light up our houses with our brightest lamps for all comers, so neither did she emit from her eyes their brightest sparks till special occasions for such shining had arisen. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#55. Lord Augustus shook his head and put his hands in his trousers pockets, - which was as much as to say that his feelings as a British parent were almost too strong for him. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#56. Speeches easy to young speakers are generally very difficult to old listeners. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#57. Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#58. It may, indeed, be assumed that a man who loses his temper while he is speaking is endeavouring to speak the truth such as he believes it to be, and again it may be assumed that a man who speaks constantly without losing his temper is not always entitled to the same implicit faith. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#59. Romance is very pretty in novels, but the romance of a life is always a melancholy matter. They are most happy who have no story to tell. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#60. CHAPTER XLII MR. MAINWARING'S LITTLE DINNER - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#61. To have her meals, and her daily walk, and her fill of novels, and to be left alone, was all that she asked of the gods. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#62. CHAPTER L 'IN THESE DAYS ONE CAN'T MAKE A MAN MARRY - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#63. Did you ever know a poor man made better by law or a lawyer!' said Bunce bitterly. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#64. Your man with a thin skin, a vehement ambition, a scrupulous conscience, and a sanguine desire for rapid improvement is never a happy, and seldom a fortunate politician. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#65. It is easy for most of us to keep our hands from picking and stealing when picking and stealing plainly lead to prison diet and prison garments. But when silks and satins come of it, and with the silks and satins general respect, the net result of honesty does not seem to be so secure. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#66. There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#67. When a man wants to write a book full of unassailable facts, he always goes to the British Museum. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#68. No one can depute authority. It comes too much from personal accidents, and too little from reason or law to be handed over to others. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#69. There is no such mischievous nonsense in all the world as equality. That is what father says. What men ought to want is liberty. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#70. There was but one thing for him;- to persevere till he got her, or till he had finally lost her. And should the latter be his fate, as he began to fear that it would be, then, he would live, but live only, like a crippled man. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#71. the principal duty which a parent owed to a child was to make him happy. Not - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#72. Men and women ain't lumps of sugar. They don't melt because the water is sometimes warm. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#73. Each had treated the girl as an encumbrance he was to undertake, - at a very great price. But - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#74. Then Lady Chiltern argued the matter on views directly opposite to those which she had put forward when discussing the matter with her husband. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#75. It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#76. A man who is supposed to have caused a disturbance between two married people, in a certain rank of life, does generally receive a certain meed of admiration. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#77. Gift bread chokes in a man's throat and poisons his blood, and sits like lead upon the heart. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#78. When young Mark Robarts was leaving college, his father might well declare that all men began to say all good things to him, and to extol his fortune in that he had a son blessed with so excellent a disposition. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#79. The end of a novel, like the end of children's dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plum - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#80. Morning parties, as a rule, are failures. People never know how to get away from them gracefully. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#81. The greatest mistake any man ever made is to suppose that the good things of the world are not worth the winning. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#82. That there should be so wide a difference between us Americans and these English, from whom we were divided, so to say, but the other day, is one of the most peculiar physiological phenomena that the history of the world will have afforded. As - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#83. No one but a preaching clergyman has, in these realms, the power of compelling an audience to sit silent and be tormented. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#84. The bishop did not whistle. We believe that they lose the power of doing so on being consecrated; and that in these days one might as easily meet a corrupt judge as a whistling bishop; but he looked as though he would have done so, but for his apron. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#85. When one wants to be natural, of necessity one becomes the reverse of natural. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#86. The cigar has been smoked out, and we are the ashes. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#87. Equality would be a heaven, if we could attain it. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#88. Poor Mr. Smith, having been so rudely dragged from his high horse, was never able to mount it again, and completed the lecture in a manner not at all comfortable to himself. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#89. The more she was absolutely in need of external friendship, the more disposed was she to reject it, and to declare to herself that she was prepared to stand alone in the world. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#90. A woman's weapon is her tongue. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#91. The secrets of the world are very marvellous, but they are not themselves half so wonderful as the way in which they become known to the world. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#92. Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#93. He's a very handsome man, is the captain," said Jeaneatte ...
"You shouldn't think about handsome men, child," said Mrs. Greenow.
"And I'm sure I don't," said Jeanette. "Not more than anybody else; but if a man is handsome, ma'am, why, it stands to reason that he is handsome. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#94. Oh, that that old man in Westmoreland would die and be gathered to his fathers, now that he was full of years and ripe for the sickle! But there was no sign of death about the old man. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#95. There is such a difference between life and theory. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#96. Lady Linlithgow, too, though very strong, was old. She was slow, or perhaps it might more properly be said she was stately in her movements. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#97. Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#98. Men are cowards before women until they become tyrants. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#99. Frank Gresham, when twitted with being a Whig, foreswore the de Courcy family; and then, when ridiculed as having been thrown over by the Tories, foreswore his father's old friends. So - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#100. This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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