English Novelist Quotes


828 English Novelist quotes:



"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips."
"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would."
"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people."
"We are so very 'umble."
"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth."
"Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse."
"Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay."
"Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine."
"He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two."
"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers."
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."
"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
"Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image."
"There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs."
"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk."
"We forge the chains we wear in life."
"When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people."
"A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms."
"Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king."
"Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel."


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