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Quote Left I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days,... Quote Right
Quote Left Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. Quote Right
Quote Left I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple. Quote Right
Quote Left The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days. Quote Right
Quote Left I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. Quote Right
Quote Left To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives. Quote Right
Quote Left The beggar wears all colors fearing none. Quote Right
Quote Left Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. Quote Right
Quote Left Riches are chiefly good because they give us time. Quote Right
Quote Left Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. Quote Right
Quote Left The vices of some men are magnificent. Quote Right
Quote Left Why are we never quite at ease in the presence of a schoolmaster? Because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in ours. He is awkward, and out of place in the society of his equals. He comes like Gulliver from among his little people, and he cannot fit the stature of his understanding to yours. Quote Right
Quote Left A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. Quote Right
Quote Left Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. Quote Right
Quote Left Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates but they are unwholesome companions for grown people. Quote Right
Quote Left Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less, as I never think about them. Quote Right
Quote Left Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life. Quote Right
Quote Left When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them. Quote Right
Quote Left The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. Quote Right
Quote Left gone before To that unknown and silent shore, Quote Right
Quote Left My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more. Quote Right
Quote Left He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. Quote Right
Quote Left Lawyers I suppose were children once. Quote Right
Quote Left Lawers, I suppose, were children once. Quote Right
Quote Left His voice was the most obnoxious squeak I ever was tormented with. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know. Quote Right