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Why should I disguise what you know so well, but what the crowd never dream of? We companies are all birds of prey; mere birds of prey. The only question is, whether in serving our own turn, we can serve yours too; whether in double-lining our own nest, we can put a single living into yours. ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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"A man can well afford to be as bold as brass, my good fellow, when he gets gold in exchange!" ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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"My meaning is, that no man can expect his children to respect what he degrades." ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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It was one of those hot, silent nights, when people sit at windows listening for the thunder which they know will shortly break; when they recall dismal tales of hurricanes and earthquakes; and of lonely travellers on open plains, and lonely ships at sea, struck by lightning. ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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Oh, haggard mind, groping darkly through the past; incapable of detaching itself from the miserable present; dragging its heavy chain of care through imaginary feasts and revels, and scenes of awful pomp; seeking but a moment's rest among the long-forgotten haunts of childhood, and the resorts of yesterday; and dimly finding fear and horror everywhere! ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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" . . . It is not my desire to wound the feelings of any person with whom I am connected in family bonds. I may be a hypocrite," said Mr. Pecksniff, cuttingly, "but I am not a brute." ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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The education of Mr. Jonas had been conducted from his cradle on the strictest principles of the main chance. The very first word he learnt to spell was "gain" and the second (when he got into two syllables), "money". But for two results, which were not ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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But the words she spoke of Mrs Harris, lambs could not forgive . . . nor worms forget." ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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. . . she stood for some moments gazing at the sisters, with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation out of the other. ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

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