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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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"I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in that England which I shall see no more. " ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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"Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend," observed the Marquis, "will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof," looking up to it, "shuts out the sky." ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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The sea did what it liked, and what it liked was destruction. It thundered at the town, and thundered at the cliffs, and brought the coast down, madly. ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance. ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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"Detestation of the high is the involuntary homage of the low." ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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That glorious vision of doing good, which is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds, arose before him, and he even saw himself in the illusion with some influence to guide this raging Revolution that was running so fearfully wild. ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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In the moonlight which is always sad, as the light of the sun itself is—as the light called human life is—at its coming and its going. ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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"Remember how strong we are in our happiness, and how weak he is in his misery!" ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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He knew enough of the world to know that there is nothing in it better than the faithful service of the heart. ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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When he cared to talk, he talked well; but, the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him. ~ A Tale of Two Cities

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