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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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Rachel Ray, vol. 2, ch. xxx, London, Chapman and Hall (1863).

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  • Some are going out to join their husbands, some to find a husband, some few peradventure to leave a husband.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. "The Journey to Panama," Lotta Schmidt: and Other Stories, vol. 1, London, Strahan (1867).

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  • He was not a villain—simply a self-indulgent spoiled young man who had realized to himself no idea of duty in life.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. An Eye For an Eye, vol. 2, ch. xii, London, Chapman and Hall (1879).

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  • He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognise me by my face.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Autobiography, ch. 1 (1883).
  • I don't see the good of a country gentleman. Buying and selling;Mthat's what the world has to go by.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Cockey, in The Vicar of Bullhampton, vol. 1, ch. xxix, London, Bradbury, Evans (1870).

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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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Dean Lovelace, in Is He Popenjoy?, Vol. 3, ch. lxi, London, Chapman and Hall (1878).

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  • She would love still, but she would never again be tender till her daughter should have repudiated her base,—her monstrous engagement.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lady Anna, vol. 2, ch. xx, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).

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  • "Cham" is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Captain Clutterbuck, in Phineas Finn, vol. 2, ch. xix, London, Virtue (1869).
  • I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Undecimus Scott, The Three Clerks, vol. 3, ch. xxiv, London, Bentley (1858).

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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.
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Barchester Towers, vol. 3, ch. xlix, London, Longman (1857).
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