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"I have knocked about harder than you, and have got along further than you. I have had, all my sea-going life long, to keep my wits polished bright with acid and friction, like the brass cases of the ship's instruments." ~ A Message from the Sea (Share this Quote)

"A man in public life expects to be sneered at—it is the fault of his elewated sitiwation, and not of himself." ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

That sort of half—sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

Young men not being as a class remarkable for modesty or self-denial, especially when there is a lady in the case, when, if they colour at all, it is rather their practice to colour the story, and not themselves. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew." ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

When men are about to commit, or to sanction the commission of some injustice, it is not uncommon for them to express pity for the object either of that or some parallel proceeding, and to feel themselves, at the time, quite virtuous and moral, and immensely superior to those who express no pity at all. This is a kind of upholding of faith above works, and is very comfortable. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

"What do you mean, Phib?" asked Miss Squeers, looking in her own little glass, where, like most of us, she saw—not herself, but the reflection of some pleasant image in her own brain. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

Two people who cannot afford to play cards for money, sometimes sit down to a quiet game for love. ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

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