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Quotes and Images From The Works of William Dean H

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Absolutely, so positively, so almost aggressively truthful

Account of one's reading is an account of one's life

Affections will not be bidden

Beginning to grow old with touching courage

Book that they are content to know at second hand

Christianity had done nothing to improve morals and conditions

Clemens was sole, incomparable, the Lincoln of our literature

Comfort from the thought that most things cannot be helped

Contemptible he found our pseudo-equality

Critical vanity and self-righteousness

Critics are in no sense the legislators of literature

Despair broke in laughter

Dickens rescued Christmas from Puritan distrust

Didn't reason about their beliefs, but only argued

Disbeliever in punishments of all sorts

Even a day's rest is more than most people can bear

Everlasting rock of human credulity and folly

Exchanging inaudible banalities

Fear of asking too much and the folly of asking too little

For most people choice is a curse

Forbear the excesses of analysis

Gift of waiting for things to happen

Got out of it all the fun there was in it

Government is best which governs least

Habit of saying some friendly lying thing

He was not bored because he would not be

He had no time to make money

He's so resting

He's the same kind of a man that he was a boy

Heighten our suffering by anticipation

Heroic lies

His readers trusted and loved him

I do not think any man ought to live by an art

If one were poor, one ought to be deserving

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