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But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away.
I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything.
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
I do like a little romance... just a sniff, as I call it, of the rocks and valleys. Of course, bread-and-cheese is the real thing. The rocks and valleys are no good at all, if you haven't got that.
It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything.
It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do.
Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.
Cham is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.
I ain't a bit ashamed of anything.
It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something.
Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.
No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.
They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.
Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.
When men think much, they can rarely decide.
I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason.
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