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#1. Love clamors far more incessantly and passionately at a closed gate than an open one! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#2. Work is happiness. No one can take my work from me and therefore no one can take my happiness from me. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#3. But a man gifted with original thoughts and the power of expressing them, appears to be regarded by everyone in authority as much worse than the worst criminal, and all the 'jacks-in-office' unite to kick him to death if they can. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#4. What was the use of trying to expound a truth, if the majority preferred a lie? - Author: Marie Corelli
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#5. Wealth acts merely as a kind of mirror to show you human nature at its worst. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#6. How foolish it would be if women did not obey men. The world would be all confusion! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#7. No fame is actually worth much now-a-days, - because it is not classic fame, strong in reposeful old-world dignity, - it is blatant noisy notoriety merely. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#8. Greatness is always envied - it is only mediocrity that can boast of a host of friends. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#9. Whoever seeks to live by brain and pen alone is, at the beginning of such a career, treated as a sort of social pariah. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#10. The Press nowadays is not a literary press; classic diction and brilliancy of style do not distinguish it by any means. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#11. I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs Browning's line about the stars. It is far-fetched. She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#12. Pleasure for others is the only pleasure possible to me. I assure you I'm quite selfish! - I'm greedy for the happiness of those I love - and if they can't or won't be happy I'm perfectly miserable. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#13. My friend, I assure you, if you have won a true woman's true love, you have a far greater fortune than your millions
a treasure that none can afford to despise. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#14. An opinion which excites no opposition at all is not worth having! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#15. When one loves God better than the Church is one called a heretic? - Author: Marie Corelli
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#16. The beginning of my history is - love. It is the beginning of every man and every woman's history, if they are only frank enough to admit it. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#17. Be sure that if you are unhappily celebrated for either beauty, wit, intellect, or all three together, half society wishes you dead already, and the other half tries to make you as wretched as possible while you are alive. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#18. Great Poets discover themselves. Little Poets have to be 'discovered' by somebody else. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#19. Nothing gives small minds a better handle for hatred than superiority ... - Author: Marie Corelli
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#20. I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#21. Any era that is dominated by the love of money only, has a rotten core within it and must perish - Author: Marie Corelli
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#22. Well I am glad I have something of the fool in my disposition
foolishness being the only quality that makes wisdom possible. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#23. Few authors feel sufficiently themselves to make others 'feel - Author: Marie Corelli
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#24. It seems a silly kind o' business to bring us into the world at all for no special reason 'cept to take us out of it again just as folks 'ave learned to know us a bit and find us useful. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#25. A criminal is twice a criminal when he adds hypocrisy to his crime. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#26. Nothing is so deceptive as human reasoning, - nothing so slippery and reversible as what we have decided to call 'logic.' The truest compass of life is spiritual instinct. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#27. Education! Is it education to teach the young that their chances of happiness depend on being richer than their neighbors? Yet that is what it all tends to. Get on! - be successful! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#28. And out of heart's pain comes heart's peace; and out of desire, accomplishment. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#29. Patriotism is understood to be that virtue which consists in serving one's country; but in what way is this 'Patria' or country served by slaying its able bodied men in thousands? - Author: Marie Corelli
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#30. The world is not always kind to a clever woman even when she is visibly known to be earning her own living. There are always spiteful tongues wagging in the secret corners and byways, ready to assert that her work is not her own and and that some man is in the background, helping to keep her! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#31. Hate is a grand, a strong quality! It makes nations, it builds up creeds! If men loved one another what should they need of a Church? - Author: Marie Corelli
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#32. Beauty combined with wantonness frequently ends in the drawn twitch, fixed eye and helpless limbs of life-in-death. It is Nature's revenge on the outraged body, - and do you know, Eternity's revenge on the impure Soul is extremely similar? - Author: Marie Corelli
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#33. Flowers are like visible messages from God. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#34. One of the advantages or disadvantages of the way in which we live in these modern days is that we are ceasing to feel. That is to say we do not permit ourselves to be affected by either death or misfortune, provided these natural calamities leave our own persons unscathed. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#35. If we choose to be no more than clods of clay, then we shall be used as clods of day for braver feet to tread on. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#36. What a fool cannot learn he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#37. Takes its colours from the mind, my dear friend;" - he said - "If you discover evil suggestions in my music, the evil, I fear, must be in your own nature. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#38. I can dip the pen in my own blood if I choose. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#39. I attribute my good fortune to the simple fact that I have always tried to write straight from my own heart to the hearts of others. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#40. I trusted in friendship rather than love - Author: Marie Corelli
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#41. There is no wealth but love. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#42. I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#43. Art is sexless; - good work is eternal, no matter whether it is man or woman who has accomplished it ... Ah, but the world will never own woman's work to be great even if it be so, because men give the verdict, and man's praise is for himself and his own achievements always. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#44. All the best, greatest, purest and worthiest things in life are beyond all market-value and that the gifts of the gods are not for sale. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#45. Curious that it is impossible for a man to be original without attracting around him a set of unoriginal minds, as though he were a honey-pot and they the flies! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#46. Fame, or notoriety, whichever that special noise may be called when the world like a hound 'gives tongue' and announces that the quarry in some form of genius is at bay, is apt to increase its clamor in proportion to the aloofness of the pursued animal ... - Author: Marie Corelli
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#47. Love, if it be love indeed, asks no permission as to where it shall seek vantage ground or gain its victory - it is of all powers the most unfettered and the one which takes the widest course of largest liberty ... - Author: Marie Corelli
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#48. No one is contented in this world, I believe. There is always something left to desire, and the last thing longed for always seems the most necessary to happiness. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#49. In my opinion, the Divine is revealed to all men once at least in their lives. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#50. A fine morning's killing, ay! All their necks wrung - all dead birds! Once they could fly - fly and swim! Fly and swim! All dead now - and sold cheap in the open market! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#51. The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#52. Religion is poetry, - poetry is religion. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#53. Let me be mad, then, by all means! mad with the madness of Absinthe, the wildest, most luxurious madness in the world! Vive la folie! Vive l'amour! Vive l'animalisme! Vive le Diable! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#54. Nobody ever intends to be old. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#55. Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#56. You should always be well and bright, for so you do your best work; and you have so much beautiful work to do. The world needs it, and you must give it! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#57. Years should be nothing to you. Who asked you to count them or consider them? In the world of wild Nature, time is measured by seasons only-the bird does not know how old it is-the rose-tree does not count its birthdays! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#58. There never was a Christian save One, and He was crucified. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#59. Imagination is the supreme endowment of the poet and romanticist. It is a kind of second sight, which conveys the owner of it to places he has never seen, and surrounds him with strange circumstances of which he is merely the spiritual eyewitness. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#60. For though there never was so much reading matter put before the public, there was never less actual 'reading' in the truest and highest sense of the term than there is at present. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#61. Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#62. The Church is a system, - but whether it is as much founded on the teaching of our Lord, who was divine, as on the teaching of St. Paul, who was not divine, is a question to me of much perplexity. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#63. Though a dealer in meat, groceries, and other food stuffs may obtain compensation if his wares are wilfully misrepresented to the buying public, the purveyor of thoughts or ideas has no remedy when such thoughts or ideas are deliberately and purposefully falsified to the world through the press. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#64. It is not so difficult to win love as to keep it! - Author: Marie Corelli
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