Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.
More Quotes from Wilkie Collins:Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.
The best men are not consistent in good--why should the worst men be consistent in evil
Every human institution (justice included) will stretch a little, if you only pull it the right way.
Some of us rush through life, and some of us saunter through life. Mrs. Vesey SAT through life.
The evening advanced. The shadows lengthened. The waters of the lake grew pitchy black. The gliding of the ghostly swans became rare and more rare.
Over and over again in my past experience among my perishing fellow-creatures, the members of the notoriously infidel profession of Medicine had stepped between me and my mission of mercyon the miserable pretence that the patient wanted quiet, and that the disturbing influence of all others which they most dreaded, was the influence of Miss Clack and her Books.
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