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#1. In the course of time, Michael Strogoff reached a high station in the Empire. But it is not the history of his success, but the history of his trials, which deserves to be related. - Author: Jules Verne
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#2. One of my objectives is learning more than is absolutely necessary. - Author: Jules Verne
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#3. What one man can think, another man can do. - Author: Jules Verne
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#4. Such were the loud and startling words which resounded through the air, above the vast watery desert of the Pacific, about four o'clock in the evening of the 23rd of March, 1865. - Author: Jules Verne
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#5. Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity - gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph? - Author: Jules Verne
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#6. In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them. - Author: Jules Verne
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#7. 11,340 miles, or 5,250 French leagues, - Author: Jules Verne
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#8. Friend," replied Michael Strogoff, "Heaven reward thee for all thou hast done for me!"
"Only fools expect reward on earth," replied the mujik. - Author: Jules Verne
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#9. Then a door opened into a kitchen nine feet long, situated between the large store-rooms. There electricity, better than gas itself, did all the cooking. - Author: Jules Verne
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#10. Oysters are the only food that never causes indigestion. Indeed, a man would have to eat sixteen dozen of these acephalous molluscs in order to gain the 315 grammes of nitrogen he requires daily. - Author: Jules Verne
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#11. How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next! - Author: Jules Verne
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#12. During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland - Author: Jules Verne
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#13. I thanked God for having led me through the labyrinth of darkness to the only point at which the voices of my companions could reach me. (p. 122) - Author: Jules Verne
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#14. As for seeing the town, the idea never occurred to him, for he was the sort of Englishman who, on his travels, gets his servant to do his sightseeing for him. - Author: Jules Verne
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#15. We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer. - Author: Jules Verne
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#16. You are going to visit the land of marvels. - Author: Jules Verne
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#17. Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction. - Author: Jules Verne
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#18. It is certain that the inanimate objects by which you are surrounded have a direct action on the brain. - Author: Jules Verne
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#19. But Phileas Fogg, who was not traveling, but only describing a circumfrence, ... - Author: Jules Verne
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#20. It must be that a man who shuts himself up between four walls must lose the faculty of associating ideas and words. - Author: Jules Verne
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#21. He believed in it, as certain good women believe in the leviathan-by faith, not by reason. - Author: Jules Verne
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#22. Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which - Author: Jules Verne
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#23. Nothing, say you? Perhaps so; nothing but a charming woman, who, strange as it may appear, made him the happiest of men! - Author: Jules Verne
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#24. But I am letting myself be carried away by reveries which I must now put aside. Enough of these phantasies. - Author: Jules Verne
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#25. I am the Colombus of this nether world!
Dr. Leidenbrock - Author: Jules Verne
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#26. While there is life, there is hope. - Author: Jules Verne
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#27. I am very bad at expressing tender sentiments. The very word 'love' frightens me. - Author: Jules Verne
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#28. It was all very well for an Englishman like Mr. Fogg to make the tour of the world with a carpet-bag; a lady could not be expected to travel comfortably under such conditions. - Author: Jules Verne
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#29. Everything is possible for an eccentric, especially when he is English. - Author: Jules Verne
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#30. I ask no more than to live a hundred years longer, that I may have more time to dwell the longer on your memory. - Author: Jules Verne
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#31. I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success. - Author: Jules Verne
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#32. He was the most deliberate person in the world, yet always reached his destination at the exact moment. As for Phileas Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his programme. Around the world in eighty days - Author: Jules Verne
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#33. These are just some arms in the service of a head. Is not this the true organization of the force? - Author: Jules Verne
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#34. The superb grottoes or caves of Adjuntah, which rival those of Ellora, and perhaps in general beauty surpass them, occupy the lower end of a small valley about half a mile from the town. - Author: Jules Verne
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#35. The body regulates the soul, and, like the balance-wheel, it is submitted to regular oscillations. - Author: Jules Verne
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#36. In the meantime, there is not an hour to lose. I am about to visit the public library. - Author: Jules Verne
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#37. God, if he believed in Him, and his conscience, if he had one, were the only judges to whom he was answerable. - Author: Jules Verne
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#38. Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. - Author: Jules Verne
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#39. Most annoying circumstances have brought you into the presence of a man who has broken all the ties of humanity. You have come to trouble my existence. - Author: Jules Verne
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#40. In presence of Nature's grand convulsions man is powerless. - Author: Jules Verne
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#41. Well, I feel that we should always put a little art into what we do. It's better that way. - Author: Jules Verne
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#42. Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world. - Author: Jules Verne
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#43. Now, if the question were to destroy a lion, a tiger, a cat, a hyena, I could understand it; but to deprive an antelope or a gazelle of life, to no other purpose than the gratification of your instincts as a sportsman, seems hardly worth the trouble. - Author: Jules Verne
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#44. When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future. - Author: Jules Verne
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#45. The earth does not want new continents, but new men. - Author: Jules Verne
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#46. From the same cause, the idea of a floating hull of an enormous wreck was given up. - Author: Jules Verne
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#47. I am not what you call a civilised man! I have done with society entirely, for reasons which I alone have the right of appreciating. I do not, therefore, obey its laws, and I desire you never to allude to them before me again! - Author: Jules Verne
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#48. My uncle" is the natives' usual name for the tiger, they believing that the soul of each of their ancestors is lodged for eternity in the body of some member of the cat tribe. - Author: Jules Verne
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#49. I wanted to protect my professorial dignity and not lay myself open to laughter from the Americans, who when they do laugh, laugh raucously - Author: Jules Verne
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#50. Two men were promenading up and down - Author: Jules Verne
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#51. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the 'Living Infinite' ... The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it? In it is supreme tranquility. - Author: Jules Verne
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#52. Hunger, prolonged, is temporary madness! The brain is at work without its required food, and the most fantastic notions fill the mind. Hitherto I had never known what hunger really meant. I was likely to understand it now. - Author: Jules Verne
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#53. Sir," replied the commander, "I am nothing to you but Captain Nemo; and you and your companions are nothing to me but the passengers of the Nautilus. - Author: Jules Verne
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#54. If at every instant we may perish, so at every instant we may be saved. - Author: Jules Verne
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#55. No sir, it is evidently a gigantic narwhal - Author: Jules Verne
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#56. How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other! - Author: Jules Verne
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#57. Wait a few minutes, our lantern will be lit, and, if you like light places, you will be satisfied. - Author: Jules Verne
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#58. Thus were formed those immense coalfields, which nevertheless, are not inexhaustible, and which three centuries at the present accelerated rate of consumption will exhaust unless the industrial world will devise a remedy. - Author: Jules Verne
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#59. I suppose that, after visiting the curious coasts of Arabia and Egypt, the Nautilus will go down the Indian Ocean again, perhaps cross the Channel of Mozambique, perhaps off the Mascarenhas, so as to gain the Cape of Good Hope. - Author: Jules Verne
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#60. The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? - Author: Jules Verne
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#61. A man of action as well as a man of thought, all he did was without effort to one of his vigorous and sanguine temperament. - Author: Jules Verne
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#62. Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them. - Author: Jules Verne
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#63. I have always made a point in my romances of basing my so-called inventions upon a groundwork of actual fact, and of using in their construction methods and materials which are not entirely without the pale of contemporary engineering skill and knowledge. - Author: Jules Verne
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#64. What human being would ever have conceived the idea of such a journey? and, if such a person really existed, he must be an idiot, whom one would shut up in a lunatic ward, rather than within the walls of the projectile. - Author: Jules Verne
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#65. Ah, monsieur, to live in the bosom of the sea! Only there can independence be found! There I recognize no master! There I am free! - Author: Jules Verne
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#66. But to find, all at once, right before your eyes, that the impossible had been mysteriously achieved by man himself: this staggers the mind! - Author: Jules Verne
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#67. And in it all, where did the truth end and error begin? - Author: Jules Verne
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#68. Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards. - Author: Jules Verne
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#69. Now," said I, "we must not let this water run away."
"Why not?" replied my uncle. "I suspect the spring is unfailing." (p. 105) - Author: Jules Verne
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#70. It is always a vulgar and often an unhealthy pastime, and it is a vice which does not go alone; the man who gambles will find himself capable of any evil. - Author: Jules Verne
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#71. It was obvious that the matter had to be settled, and evasions were distasteful to me. - Author: Jules Verne
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#72. Life is not all sunshine, but yet I would willingly consent to live ten centuries out of pure curiosity!" That - Author: Jules Verne
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#73. Ah! Young people, travel if you can, and if you cannot - travel all the same! - Author: Jules Verne
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#74. Science, my boy, is composed of errors, but errors that it is right to make, for they lead step by step to the truth. - Author: Jules Verne
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#75. The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature. The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it? - Author: Jules Verne
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#76. But you perceive, my boy, that it is not so, and that facts, as usual, are very stubborn things, overruling all theories. - Author: Jules Verne
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#77. It must be, for there is a logic to everything on this earth and nothing is done without a reason, that God sometimes lets scientists discover. - Author: Jules Verne
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#78. We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. - Author: Jules Verne
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#79. The cold, increased by the tremendous speed, deprived them of the power of speech. - Author: Jules Verne
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#80. Now, the earth occupies one of the foci of the ellipse, and so at one point in its course is at its apogee, that is, at its farthest from the sun, - Author: Jules Verne
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#81. The industrial stomach cannot live without coal; industry is a carbonivorous animal and must have its proper food. - Author: Jules Verne
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#82. It is certain," exclaimed my uncle in a tone of triumph. "But silence, do you hear me? silence upon the whole subject; and let no one get before us in this design of discovering the centre of the earth. - Author: Jules Verne
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#83. Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best. - Author: Jules Verne
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#84. Conseil: If that is the case, this dugong may well be the last of its race, and perhaps it would be better to spare it, in the interest of science.
Ned Land: Perhaps it will be better to hunt it, in the interest of the kitchen. - Author: Jules Verne
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#85. Yes, forgotten by all else, but not by us. - Author: Jules Verne
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#86. Liberty is worth paying for. - Author: Jules Verne
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#87. Death, the beginning of eternal things, is only the end of earthly cares. -Priest - Author: Jules Verne
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#88. Your arguments at rotten at the foundation. You speak in the future, ' We shall be there! We shall be here!' I speak in the present,'We are here, and we must profit by it. - Author: Jules Verne
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#89. These composers," Captain Nemo answered me, "are the contemporaries of Orpheus, because in the annals of the dead, all chronological differences fade; and - Author: Jules Verne
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#90. No one has ever seen anything like it; but the sight may cost us dear. And, if I must say all, I think we are seeing here things which God never intended man to see. - Author: Jules Verne
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#91. You seize sentiment better when you get clear of nature. You breathe it in every sense! - Author: Jules Verne
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#92. It was marvellous, a feast for the eyes, this complication of coloured tints, a perfect kaleidoscope of green, yellow, orange, violet, indigo, and blue; in one word, the whole palette of an enthusiastic colourist! - Author: Jules Verne
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#93. An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish. - Author: Jules Verne
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#94. There is the disadvantage of not knowing all languages," said Conseil, "or the disadvantage of not having one universal language. - Author: Jules Verne
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#95. As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent. - Author: Jules Verne
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#96. [we see that] science is eminently perfectible, and that each theory has constantly to give way to a fresh one. - Author: Jules Verne
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#97. I dream with my eyes open. - Author: Jules Verne
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#98. It is never worth while to do anything by halves. - Author: Jules Verne
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#99. Ah! Women and young girls, how incomprehensible are your feminine hearts!
When you are not the timidest, you are the bravest of creatures - Author: Jules Verne
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#100. Is the Master out of his mind?' she asked me.
I nodded.
'And he's taking you with him?'
I nodded again.
'Where?' she asked.
I pointed towards the centre of the earth.
'Into the cellar?' exclaimed the old servant.
'No,' I said, 'farther down than that. - Author: Jules Verne
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