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He, too, liked his party, and was fond of loyal men; but he had learned at last that all loyalty must be built on a basis of self-advantage. Patriotism may exist without it, but that which Erle called loyalty in politics was simply devotion to the side which a man conceives to be his side, and which he cannot leave without danger to himself. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope It is the necessary nature of a political party in this country to avoid, as long as it can be avoided, the consideration of any question which involves a great change. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope Of all hatreds that the world produces, a wife's hatred for her husband, when she does hate him, is the strongest. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope Then he would be penniless, with the world before him as a closed oyster to be again opened, and he knew,-no one better,-that this oyster becomes harder and harder in the opening as the man who has to open it becomes older. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope The rising in life of our familiar friends is, perhaps, the bitterest morsel of the bitter bread which we are called upon to eat in life. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope He was not witty, nor did he deal in anecdotes. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope In former days the Earl had been a man quite capable of making himself disagreeable, and probably had not yet lost the power of doing so. Of all our capabilities this is the one which clings longest to us. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope There is such a difference between life and theory. ~ Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope "Let's have another bottle of 'cham,'" said Captain Clutterbuck, when their dinner was nearly over. "'Cham' is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg." ~ Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope Love is involuntary. It does not often run in a yoke with prudence. ~ Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

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