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"Still, jealousy is a strange transformer of characters." ~ The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

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The landlady looked at him in a motherly way and shook her head. "You have had no great truck with the world," she said, "or you would have learned that it is the small men and not the great who hold their noses in the air." ~ The White Company

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Are you conscious of the restful influence which the stars exert? To me they are the most soothing things in Nature. I am proud to say that I don't know the name of one of them. The glamour and romance would pass away from them if they were all classified and ticketed in one's brain. But when a man is hot and flurried, and full of his own little ruffled dignities and infinitesimal misfortunes, then a star bath is the finest thing in the world. ~ The Stark Munro Letters

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"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent." ~ A Case of Identity

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When such men, who are beyond hope and fear, begin in their dim minds to see the source their woes, it may be an evil time for those who have wronged them. The weak man becomes strong when he has nothing, for then only can he feel the wild, mad thrill of despair. ~ The White Company

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So complex is the human spirit that it can itself scarce discern the deep springs which impel it to action. ~ The White Company

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And now set in a fell and fierce fight, one of a thousand of which no chronicler has spoken and no poet sung. Through all the centuries and over all those southern waters nameless men have fought in nameless places, their sole monuments a protected coast and an unravaged country-side. ~ The White Company

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People who are in earnest are always interesting, whether you agree with them or not . . . ~ The Land of Mist

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"Do you know anything on earth which has not a dangerous side if it is mishandled and exaggerated? " ~ The Land of Mist

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Yet birth, and lust, and illness, and death are changeless things, and when one of these harsh facts springs out upon a man at some sudden turn of the path of life, it dashes off for the moment his mask of civilization and gives a glimpse of the stranger and stronger face below. ~ The Curse of Eve

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