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ANTHONY TROLLOPE
English novelist
(1815 - 1882)
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Credit is a matter so subtle in its essence, that, as it may be obtained almost without reason, so, without reason, may it be made to melt away.
      - [Credit]

If we wish ourselves to be high, we should treat that which is over us as high.
      - [Reverence]

Now, my young friends to whom I am addressing myself, with reference to this habit of reading, I make bold to tell you that it is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
      - [Reading]

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
      - [Success]

The best education is to be had at a price, as well as the best broadcloth.
      - [Education]

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will be there to support you when all other resources are gone. It will be present to you when the energies of your body have fallen away from you. It will last you until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live.
      - [Reading]

The happiest man is he, who being above the troubles which money brings, has his hands the fullest of work.
      - [Occupations]

The man who worships mere wealth is a snob.
      - [Avarice]

The mind of the thinker and the student is driven to admit, though it be awe-struck by apparent injustice, that this inequality is the work of God. Make all men equal to-day, and God has so created them that they shall be all unequal to-morrow.
      - [Equality]

In the latter days of July in the year 185-, a most important question was for ten days hourly asked in the cathedral city of Barchester, and answered every hour in various ways--Who was to be the new Bishop?
      - Barchester Towers [Books (First Lines)]

Before the reader is introduced to the modest country medical practitioner who is to be the chief personage of the following tale, it will be well that he should be made acquainted with some particulars as to the locality in which, and the neighbours among whom, our doctor followed his profession.
      - Doctor Thorne [Books (First Lines)]

When young Mark Robarts was leaving college, his father might well declare that all men began to say all good things to him, and to extol his fortune in that he had a son blessed with so excellent a disposition.
      - Framley Parsonage [Books (First Lines)]

It is not true that a rose by any other name will smell as sweet. Were it true, I should call this story "The Great Orley Farm Case." But who would ask for the ninth number of a serial work burthened with so very uncouth an appellation? Thence, and therefore,--Orley Farm.
      - Orley Farm [Books (First Lines)]

It was admitted by all her friends, and also by her enemies--who were in truth the more numerous and active body of the two--that Lizzie Greystock had done very well with herself.
      - The Eustace Diamonds [Books (First Lines)]

"I can never bring myself to believe it, John," said Mary Walker, the pretty daughter of Mr. George Walker, attorney, of Silverbridge.
      - The Last Chronicle of Barset
        [Books (First Lines)]

Of course there was a Great House at Allington. How otherwise should there have been a Small House?
      - The Small House at Allington
        [Books (First Lines)]

The Rev. Septimus Harding was, a few years since, a beneficed clergyman residing in the cathedral town of _____; let us call it Barchester. Were we to name Wells or Salisbury, Exeter, Hereford, or Gloucester, it might be presumed that something personal was intended; and as this tale will refer mainly to the cathedral dignitaries of the of the town in question, we are anxious that no personality may be suspected.
      - The Warden [Books (First Lines)]


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