Anthony Trollope Quotes

66 Anthony Trollope quotes:

"I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it."
"They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes."
"Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write."
"There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art."
"It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away."
"It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something."
"It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution."
"A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency."
"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."
"There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily."
"A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces."
"A husband is very much like a house or a horse."
"A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit."
"A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife."
"An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do."
"And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman."
"I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty."
"It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement."
"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."
"Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable."

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