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Type: Novelist
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 06/02/1840




 

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Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
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The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
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My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
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The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
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Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
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If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
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I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
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Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.
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And yet to every bad there is a worse.
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Some folk want their luck buttered.
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It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
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A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.
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Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
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There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
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It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
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No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
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My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
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Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
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Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
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That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
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Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
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Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
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A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
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Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
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I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
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