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To bring deserving things down by setting undeserving things up is one of its perverted delights; and there is no playing fast and loose with the truth, in any game, without growing the worse for it. ~ Little Dorrit

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When I have heard him talking to Papa during the sittings for the picture, I have sat wondering whether it could be that he has no belief in anybody else, because he has no belief in himself. ~ Little Dorrit

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"O, Mrs. Clennam, Mrs. Clennam," said Little Dorrit, "angry feelings and unforgiving deeds are no comfort and no guide to you and me." ~ Little Dorrit

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Affery, like greater people, had always been right in her facts, and always wrong in the theories she deduced from them. ~ Little Dorrit

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In love of home, the love of country has its rise . . . ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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"You will profit by the failure, and will avoid it another time. I have done a similar thing myself, in construction, often. Every failure teaches a man something, if he will learn . . . " ~ Little Dorrit

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. . . certain it is that minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable. ~ Barnaby Rudge

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The jovial party broke up next morning. Breakings-up are capital things in our school-days, but in after life they are painful enough. Death, self-interest, and fortune's changes, are every day breaking up many a happy group, and scattering them far and wide; and the boys and girls never come back again. ~ The Pickwick Papers

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Anything that makes a noise is satisfactory to a crowd. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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In the majority of cases, conscience is an elastic and very flexible article. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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