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Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now

    Jana Hamdy nhas quoted2 years ago
    But the writing was clever. The facts, if not true, were well invented; the arguments, if not logical, were seductive
    dipdamorehas quoted2 years ago
    I could not quite make Julia a queen; but it was impossible to pass over so piquant a character.
    Heine Melkevikhas quoted4 years ago
    There is an intoxication that makes merry in the midst of affliction,—and there is an intoxication that banishes affliction by producing oblivion. But again there is an intoxication which is conscious of itself though it makes the feet unsteady, and the voice thick, and the brain foolish; and which brings neither mirth nor oblivion.
    Heine Melkevikhas quoted4 years ago
    The facts, if not true, were well invented; the arguments, if not logical, were seductive.
    борисhas quoted5 years ago
    in a moment of enthusiasm,
    борисhas quoted5 years ago
    No feeling of delicacy was shocked.
    борисhas quoted5 years ago
    the quagmire of what we call love
    борисhas quoted5 years ago
    but also with a well-considered calculation that she could obtain material assistance in the procuring of bread and cheese
    борисhas quoted5 years ago
    upon the merits of the case
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    I fancy it doesn't do to make things too easy;—one has to pay so uncommon dear for them.
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    To a man not accustomed to thinking there is nothing in the world so difficult as to think. After some loose fashion we turn over things in our mind and ultimately reach some decision, guided probably by our feelings at the last moment rather than by any process of ratiocination;—and then we think that we have thought. But to follow out one argument to an end, and then to found on the base so reached the commencement of another, is not common to us.
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    Some few years since, the basest calumnies that were ever published in this country, uttered by one of the basest men that ever disgraced the country, levelled, for the most part, at men of whose characters and
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    services the country was proud, were received with a certain amount of sympathy by men not themselves dishonest, because they who were thus slandered had received so many good things from Fortune, that a few evil things were thought to be due to them.
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    As the soldier who leads a forlorn hope, or as the diver who goes down for pearls, or as the searcher for wealth on fever-breeding coasts, knows that as his gains may be great, so are his perils, Melmotte had been aware that in his life, as it opened itself out to him, he might come to terrible destruction.
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    Why can't you trust Mr Bideawhile? Slow and Bideawhile have been the family lawyers for a century.
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    Perhaps the most remarkable circumstance in the career of this remarkable man was the fact that he came almost to believe in himself.
    Alexander Mansilya-Kruzhas quoted6 years ago
    They who do set the example go to his feasts, and of course he is seen at theirs in return. And yet these leaders of the fashion know,—at any rate they believe,—that he is what he is because he has been a swindler greater than other swindlers. What follows as a natural consequence? Men reconcile themselves to swindling. Though they themselves mean to be honest, dishonesty of itself is no longer odious to them. Then there comes the jealousy that others should be growing rich with the approval of all the world,—and the natural aptitude to do what all the world approves.
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