Anthony Trollope Quotes

Quotes : 65

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Life is so unlike theory.

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Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.

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Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.

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Oxford is the most dangerous place to which a young man can be sent.

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No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.

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Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.

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Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.

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My sweetheart is to me more than a coined hemisphere.

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The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.

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Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.

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The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy

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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.

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It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass

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It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do.

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It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.

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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.

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The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder.

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This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written.

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They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.

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They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.

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There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.

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What is there that money will not do?

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There is no royal road to learning

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There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony.

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There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.

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Since woman's rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle.

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There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another.

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Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.

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When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.

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When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.

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When men think much, they can rarely decide.

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When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.

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In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.

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Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.

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It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.

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Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.

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There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.

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As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.

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