Do I not deserve an acomplish of some great purpose? ... I prefer glory to every enticement than wealth placed in my path.
More Quotes from Mary Shelley:I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.
How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!
Yet from whom has not that rude hand rent away some dear connexion; and why should I describe a sorrow which all have felt, and must feel? The time at length arrives, when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity; and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished.
Strange and harrowing must be his story; frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course, and wrecked it--thus!
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