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False and subtle men will always secretly despise and dislike the object upon which they fawn and always resent the payment and receipt of homage that they know to be worthless. ~ Dombey and Son

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Ideas, like ghosts (according to the common notion of ghosts), must be spoken to a little before they will explain themselves. ~ Dombey and Son

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Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger . . . ~ Dombey and Son

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When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. ~ The Pickwick Papers

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"No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused!" ~ A Christmas Carol

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It's a poor heart that never rejoices. ~ Barnaby Rudge

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"Every man thinks his own geese swans." ~ The Cricket on the Hearth

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Persuading himself that he was a most conscientious and glorious martyr, nobly resolved to do what, if he had examined his own heart a little more carefully, he would have found he could not resist. Such is the sleight of hand by which we juggle with ourselves, and change our very weaknesses into stanch and most magnanimous virtues! ~ Nicholas Nickleby

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"Lookee here, Pip, at what is said to you by a true friend. Which this to you the true friend say. If you can't get to be oncommon through going straight, you'll never get to do it through going crooked. So don't tell no more on 'em, Pip, and live well and die happy." ~ Great Expectations

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The changes of a fevered room are slow and fluctuating; but the changes of the fevered world are rapid and irrevocable. ~ Little Dorrit

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