“Nobody can spoil a life, my dear. That’s nonsense. Things happen, but we bob up.” ~ by The Forsyte Saga John Galsworthy
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“Happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending.” ~ by Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
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Everything may be labelled—but everybody is not. ~ by The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
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“When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” ~ by The Prince and The Pauper Mark Twain
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“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” ~ by Emma Jane Austen
Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice. ~ by A Room With A View E. M. Forster
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker. ~ by Daniel Deronda George Eliot
Unwelcome truths are not popular. ~ by The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
was was written by Edith Wharton and published as a book in October of 1905. (Earlier in that year it was serialized in The House of Mirth Scribner’s Magazine.) The novel tells the tale of socialite Lily Bart as she deals with issues of money, a woman’s place in society and social expectations.
“Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any.” ~ by The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
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There are shadows because there are hills. ~ by A Room With A View E. M. Forster
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