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Sincerity
Engrave this Quote To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candor never waited to be asked for its opinion.
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Slavery
Engrave this Quote There is a sort of subjection which is the peculiar heritage of largeness and of love; and strength is often only another name for willing bondage to irremediable weakness.
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Smile
Engrave this Quote Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
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Stars
Engrave this Quote A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some area of native land where it may get the love of tender kinship from the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge. The best introduction to astronomy is to think of the nightly heavens as a little lot of stars belonging to one's own homestead.
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Stubbornness
Engrave this Quote Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
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Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
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Sympathy
Engrave this Quote Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.
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Engrave this Quote More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
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Things, Little Things
Engrave this Quote It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness -- calling their denial knowledge.
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Thought
Engrave this Quote Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.
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Engrave this Quote Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection entertains a sacrifice. Our thoughts are often worse than we are, just as they are often better.
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Tolerance
Engrave this Quote The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
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Tragedy
Engrave this Quote What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?
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Travel
Engrave this Quote Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyans --which is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.
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Understanding
Engrave this Quote All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
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Vacations
Engrave this Quote One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.
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Vanity
Engrave this Quote Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
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Engrave this Quote I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
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Engrave this Quote It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
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Violins
Engrave this Quote 'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio.
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War
Engrave this Quote The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.
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Wish, Wishes, Wishing
Engrave this Quote When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
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Women
Engrave this Quote A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
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Engrave this Quote The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
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Engrave this Quote We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we ought also to have our share of the more independent life -- some joy in things for their own sake. It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed -- because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love. They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.
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