Quotations From ANTHONY TROLLOPE


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  • It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Fixed Period, vol. 2, ch. i, Edinburgh and London, Blackwood (1882).
  • A new and terrible aristocracy was growing up among them,—the aristocracy of hidden firearms.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Landleaguers, vol. 3, ch. xlvi, London, Chatto and Windus (1883).
  • High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Claverings, vol. 2, ch. xxvi, London, Smith, Elder (1867).

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  • I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Bertrams, vol. 3, ch. xiii, London, Chapman and Hall (1859).
  • 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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Bertrams, vol. 3, ch. xviii, London, Chapman and Hall (1859).

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  • Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Belton Estate, vol. 3, ch. x, London, Chapman and Hall (1865).
  • A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The American Senator, vol. 3, ch. xl, London, Chapman and Hall (1877).

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  • I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Thackeray, ch. 9 (1879).
  • When men think much, they can rarely decide.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite, vol. 1, ch. xx, London, Hurst and Blackett (1870).
  • When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Samuel Rubb, in Miss MacKenzie, vol. 2, ch. xix, London, Chapman and Hall (1865).

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