English Novelist Quotes

825 English Novelist quotes:

"It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last."
"He would make a lovely corpse."
"The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother."
"A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match."
"Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!"
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Excess Quotes
"Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence."
"This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in."
"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you."
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
"The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself."
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
"You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation."
"It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained."
"Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!"
"Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire."
"Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them."
"There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there."
Author: Hardy Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Blindness Quotes
"Some folk want their luck buttered."
"The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job."
"That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society."

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