There is nothing serious in mortality! Solomon in all his glory was Solomon with the elements of the contemptible lurking in every fold of his robes and in every corner of his palace.
("The Woman in White")
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If he was right, here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamondbringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man.
I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools.
Tell him next, that crimes cause their own detection. There's another bit of copy-book morality for you, Fosco. Crimes cause their own detection. What infernal humbug!
Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.
Women can resist a man's love, a man's fame, a man's personal appearance, and a man's money, but they cannot resist a man's tongue when he knows how to talk to them.
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