If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.
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. . . provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
It does not come to me in quite so direct a line as that; it takes a bend or two, but nothing of consequence. The stream is as good as at first; the little rubbish it collects in the turnings is easily moved away.
It was not very wonderful that Catherine . . . should prefer cricket, base ball . . . to books.
There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
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