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Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

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Miss Knag still aimed at youth, although she had shot beyond it, years ago. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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There is one broad sky over all the world, and whether it be blue or cloudy, the same heaven beyond it. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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Most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again." ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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Mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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"Please, sir, he's weeding the garden," replied a small voice. To be sure," said Squeers, by no means disconcerted. "So he is. B-o-t, bot, t-i-n, tin, bottin, n-e-y, ney, bottinney, noun substantive, a knowledge of plants. When he has learned that bottinney means a knowledge of plants, he goes and knows 'em. That's our system,Nickleby; what do you think of it?" ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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It was a harder day's journey than yesterday's, for there were long and weary hills to climb; and in journeys, as in life, it is a great deal easier to go down hill than up. However, they kept on, with unabated perseverance, and the hill has not yet lifted its face to heaven that perseverance will not gain the summit of at last. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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"Hope to the last!" said Newman, clapping him on the back. "Always hope; that's dear boy. Never leave off hoping; it don't answer. Do you mind me, Nick? it don't answer. Don't leave a stone unturned. It's always something, to know you've done the most you could. But, don't leave off hoping, or it's of no use doing anything. Hope, hope, to the last!" ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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"If our affections be tried, our affections are our consolation and comfort; and memory, however sad, is the best and purest link between this world and a better." ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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With throbbing veins and burning skin, eyes wild and heavy, thoughts hurried and disordered, he felt as though the light were a reproach, and shrunk involuntarily from the day as if he were some foul and hideous thing. ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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