Anthony Trollope

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It is easy to love one's enemy when one is making fine speeches; but so difficult to do so in the actual everyday work of life.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Everyday
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There's nothing like going on with a thing.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Wisdom
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The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Church
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Easy reading requires hard writing.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Reading
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Never mingle love and business.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Love
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To feel that your hours are filled to overflowing, that you can barely steal minutes enough for sleep, that the welfare of many is entrusted to you, that the world looks on and approves, that some good is always being done to others -- above all things some good to your country; -- that is happiness.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Country
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If we wish ourselves to be high, we should treat that which is over us as high.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Wish
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The best education is to be had at a price, as well as the best broadcloth.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Education
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We all profess to believe when we're told that this world should be used merely as a preparation for the next; and yet there is something so cold and comfortless in the theory that we do not relish the prospect even for our children.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Children
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As will so often be the case when a men has a pen in his hand. It is like a club or sledge-hammer, - in using which, either for defence or attack, a man can hardly measure the strength of the blows he gives.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Men
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He possessed the rare merit of making a property of his time and not a burden.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Time
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I would recommend all men in choosing a profession to avoid any that may require an apology at every turn; either an apology or else a somewhat violent assertion of right.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Apology
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With many women I doubt whether there be any more effectual wayof touching their hearts than ill-using them and then confessing it. If you wish to get the sweetest fragrance from the herb at your feet, tread on it and bruise it.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Heart
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When a man wants to write a book full of unassailable facts, he always goes to the British Museum.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Book
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I never believe anything that a lawyer says when he has a wig on his head and a fee in his hand. I prepare myself beforehand to regard it all as mere words, supplied at so much the thousand. I know he'll say whatever he thinks most likely to forward his own views.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Believe
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People go on quarrelling and fancying this and that, and thinking that the world is full of romance and poetry. When they get married they know better.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Thinking
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Satire, though it may exaggerate the vice it lashes, is not justified in creating it in order that it may be lashed.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Order
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An editor is bound to avoid the meshes of the law, which are always infinitely more costly to companies, or things, or institutions, than they are to individuals.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Law
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I know no place at which an Englishman may drop down suddenly among a pleasanter circle of acquaintance, or find himself with a more clever set of men, than he can do at Boston.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Clever
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Lord Chiltern recognizes the great happiness of having a grievance. It would be a pity that so great a blessing should be thrown away upon him.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Blessing
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I have from the first felt sure that the writer, when he sits down to commence his novel, should do so, no because he has to tell a story, but because he has a story to tell. The novelist’s first novel will generally have sprung from the right cause.
- Anthony Trollope
Collection: Stories