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I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose…
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them…
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home,…
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice…
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
That’s what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he’s wise.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
Consequences are unpitying.
I like trying to get pregnant. I’m not so sure about childbirth.
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