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There is not a manufacturer or tradesman in existence, who would not employ a man who takes a reasonable degree of pride in the appearance of himself and those about him, in preference to a sullen, slovenly fellow, who works doggedly on, regardless of his own clothing and that of his wife and children, and seeming to take pleasure or pride in nothing. ~ Sunday Under Three Heads

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. . . she indulged in melancholy - that cheapest and most accessible of luxuries . . . ~ Dombey and Son

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It has always been my opinion since I first possessed such a thing as an opinion, that the man who knows only one subject is next tiresome to the man who knows no subject. Therefore, in the course of my life I have taught myself whatever I could, and although I am not an educated man, I am able, I am thankful to say, to have an intelligent interest in most things. ~ Wreck of the Golden Mary

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. . . remember to the last, that while there is life there is hope. ~ Wreck of the Golden Mary

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" . . . No, the office is one thing, and private life is another. When I go into the office, I leave the Castle behind me, and when I come into the Castle, I leave the office behind me. . . ." ~ Great Expectations

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Others had been a little wild, which was not to be wondered at, and not very blamable; but, he had made a lamentation and uproar which it was dangerous for the people to hear, as there is always contagion in weakness and selfishness. ~ Wreck of the Golden Mary

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Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire. ~ The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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"It is, as Mr. Rokesmith says, a matter of feeling, but Lor how many matters ARE matters of feeling!" ~ Our Mutual Friend

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"My daughter, there are times of moral danger when the hardest virtuous resolution to form is flight, and when the most heroic bravery is flight." ~ Our Mutual Friend

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"This reminds me, Godmother, to ask you a serious question. You are as wise as wise can be (having been brought up by the fairies), and you can tell me this: Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?" ~ Our Mutual Friend

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