Anthony Hope

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I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Poetry
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His foe was folly and his weapon wit.
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Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it?
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Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
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Unless you are a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
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You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd.
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I may not understand, but I am willing to admire.
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Good families are generally worse than any others.
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In the deep, unwritten wisdom of life there are many things to be learned that cannot be taught. We never know them by hearing them spoken, but we grow into them by experience and recognize them through understanding. Understanding is a great experience in itself, but it does not come through instruction.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Life
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Somehow love gives even to a dull man the knowledge of his lover's heart.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Heart
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Economy is going without something you do want in case you should, some day, want something you probably won't want.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Want Something
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He is very fond of making things which he does not want, and then giving them to people who have no use for them.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: People
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For my part, if a man must needs be a knave I would have him a debonair knave... It makes your sin no worse as I conceive, to do it à la mode and stylishly.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Men
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There are moments when I dare not think of it, but there are others when I rise in spirit to where she ever dwells; then I can thank God that I love the noblest lady in the world, the most gracious and beautiful, and that there was nothing in my love that made her fall short in her high duty.
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Beautiful
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I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one's income is ever quite sufficient, you know).
- Anthony Hope
Collection: Money