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Lawrence Durrell
Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell
History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
Lawrence Durrell
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Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
Norman Douglas
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Jane Austen
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Jane Austen
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The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
Mary Wollstonecraft
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Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
Anna Jameson
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We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.
Anna Jameson
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They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.
Norman Douglas
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This life at best is but an inn, And we the passengers.
James Howell
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Jane Austen
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
Jane Austen
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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Mary Wollstonecraft
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Lawrence Durrell
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.
Lawrence Durrell
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The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Anna Jameson
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Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.
Anna Jameson
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How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit.
V. S. Pritchett
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The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas
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Lawrence Durrell
Music is only love looking for words.
Lawrence Durrell
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The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.
V. S. Pritchett
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Jane Austen
A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
Jane Austen
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It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
Mary Wollstonecraft
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How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?
Mary Wollstonecraft
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Unless you are a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.
Anthony Hope
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Jane Austen
Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
Jane Austen
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Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Jane Austen
The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
Jane Austen
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Jane Austen
An artist cannot do anything slovenly.
Jane Austen
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Lawrence Durrell
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
Lawrence Durrell
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