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Timid people always reek their peevishness on the gentle.
         

Timid people always reek their peevishness on the gentle.


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


         

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


         

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


         

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