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  • It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
    (Gilbert Parker)


  • Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • He was of those who hypnotize themselves, who glow with self-creation, who flower and bloom without pollen.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • There is no influence like the influence of habit.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • . . . they had courage without which, men are as the standing straw in an unreaped field in winter but having become like the hooded pine, that keepeth green in frost, and hath the bounding blood in all its icy branches.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • There was no tragedy in his death -death is a magnificent ally it untangles knots.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • She was beginning to understand that evil is not absolute, and that good is often an occasion more than a condition.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do. There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted.
    (Gilbert Parker)

  • Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry.
    (Gilbert Parker)


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