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In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception.
         

In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception.


George Eliot, Adam Bede
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Even when she was speaking, her soul was in prayer reposing on an unseen support.

Even when she was speaking, her soul was in prayer reposing on an unseen support.


         

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing.

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing.


         

A woman may get to love by degrees—the best fire does not flare up the soonest.

A woman may get to love by degrees—the best fire does not flare up the soonest.


         

Her own misery filled her heart—there was no room in it for other people's sorrow.

Her own misery filled her heart—there was no room in it for other people's sorrow.


         

She handled it (her trade) with all the grace that belongs to mastery.

She handled it (her trade) with all the grace that belongs to mastery.


         


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War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.

War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.


         

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions


         

What do you say when you feel your life is taken right from your chest, even though I miraculously find myself still breathing?

What do you say when you feel your life is taken right from your chest, even though I miraculously find myself still breathing?


         

The white man will never be alone. Let him be just, and deal kindly with my people. For the dead are not powerless.

The white man will never be alone. Let him be just, and deal kindly with my people. For the dead are not powerless.


         

As always, violence created more violence [Jehane Noujaim, "Tahrir Square, Cairo: Lost and Found in the Square"].

As always, violence created more violence [Jehane Noujaim, "Tahrir Square, Cairo: Lost and Found in the Square"].


         

I've never done this with a woman like you before. Never wanted to. I only know... I don't want it to end.

I've never done this with a woman like you before. Never wanted to. I only know... I don't want it to end.


         

A writer's journey may be tough, but never give up and enjoy every moment.

A writer's journey may be tough, but never give up and enjoy every moment.


         

The silverware shines if the sun. (L'argenterie brille - Si le soleil.

The silverware shines if the sun. (L'argenterie brille - Si le soleil.


         

Effectiveness comes when the opinion of a person comes into agreement with God’s opinion.

Effectiveness comes when the opinion of a person comes into agreement with God’s opinion.


         

The little things are infinitely the most important.

The little things are infinitely the most important.


         


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