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  1. The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

  2. That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

  3. Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.

  4. Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

  5. A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

  6. It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.

    • language

  7. My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.

  8. Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.

  9. Once victim, always victim -- that's the law!

  10. Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.

  11. The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

  12. If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.

  13. Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

  14. The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.

  15. Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.

  16. Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.

  17. A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.

  18. Let me enjoy the earth no less Because the all-enacting MightThat fashioned forth its lovelinessHad other aims than my delight.

  19. Fear is the mother of foresight.

  20. Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it.

  21. Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be -- and the non-necessity of it.

  22. If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!

  23. Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

  24. Had he and I but metBy some old ancient inn,We should have sat us down to wetRight many a nipperkin!But ranged as infantry,And staring face to face,I shot at him as he at me,And killed him in his place.I shot him dead because--Because he was my foe,Just so: my foe of course he was;That's clear enough; althoughHe thought he

  25. Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.

  26. Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.

  27. Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.

  28. Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.

    • profanity

  29. 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.

  30. You was a good man, and did good things.

  31. There was no exaggeration in Marian's definition of Flintcomb-Ash farm as a starve-acre place. The single fat thing on the soil was Marian herself; and she was an importation. Of the three classes of village, the village cared for by its lord, the village cared for by itself, and the village uncared for either by itself or by its lord (in other words, the village of a resident squires's tenantry, the village of free or copy-holders, and the absentee-owner's village, farmed with the land) this place, Flintcomb-Ash, was the third. But Tess set to work. Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity, was now no longer a minor feature in Mrs Angel Clare; and it sustained her.

    • patience

  32. Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.

  33. You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.

  34. If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

    • poetry

  35. I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.

  36. The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

  37. I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.

  38. Some folk want their luck buttered.

  39. A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.

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