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" The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity. "
" Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone. "
" This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all. "
" Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms. "
" As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others. "
" A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands. "
" Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication. "
" What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little. "
" For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction. "
" Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored. "
" Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure. "
" 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't. "
" Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding his out-of-the-way notions about religion. "
" Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave? "
" Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. "
" Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce. "
" The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend. "
" Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger. "
" A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. "
" I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions. "
" Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. "
" It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one. "
" The dew of compassion is a tear. "
" I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. "
" A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. "
" I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone. "
" I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. "
" There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state? "
" Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life. "
" Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure. "
" Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love. "