Economize as he would, the money would still slip away in the countless little claims which a man never understands until he lives under a rooftree of his own. ~ A False Start
The scientific mind is slow at arriving at conclusions, but having once formed them, it is not prone to change. ~ A Physiologist's Wife
"Any truth is better than indefinite doubt." ~ The Yellow Face
"Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old lovers are the worst." ~ The "Gloria Scott"
"My dear Watson," said he, "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one's self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own powers." ~ The Greek Interpreter
"God bless you for saying that!" cried Miss Harrison. "If we keep our courage and our patience the truth must come out." ~ The Naval Treaty
At last, however, his conversation became unbearable--a foul young man is odious, but a foul old one is surely the most sickening thing on earth. One feels that the white upon the hair, like that upon the mountain, should signify a height attained. ~ The Stark Munro Letters
Why should people ever take credit for charity when they must know that they cannot gain as much pleasure out of their guineas in any other fashion? ~ The Stark Munro Letters
I have no one to whom I can talk upon such matters. I am all driven inwards, and thought turns sour when one lets it stagnate like that. ~ The Stark Munro Letters
What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts. ~ The Stark Munro Letters
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