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Great and strange ideas transcending experience often have less effect upon men and women than smaller, more tangible considerations.

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H. G. WellsThe Invisible Man
Everyone seemed eager to talk at once, and the result was Babel.

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H. G. WellsThe Invisible Man
In the middle of the night she woke up dreaming of huge white heads like turnips, that came trailing after her, at the end of interminable necks, and with vast black eyes. But being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned over and went to sleep again.

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H. G. WellsThe Invisible Man
The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand.

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H. G. WellsThe Invisible Man
The Anglo-Saxon genius for parliamentary government asserted itself; there was a great deal of talk and no decisive action.

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H. G. WellsThe Invisible Man
All men, however highly educated, retain some superstitious inklings.

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H. G. WellsThe Invisible Man
It was a beautiful summer afternoon, at that delicious period of the year when summer has just burst forth from the growth of spring; when the summer is yet but three days old, and all the various shades of green which nature can put forth are still in their unsoiled purity of freshness.

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage
When a man gets into his head an idea that the public voice calls for him, it is astonishing how great becomes his trust in the wisdom of the public.

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage
But who ever yet was offered a secret and declined it?

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage
It is easy to love one's enemy when one is making fine speeches; but so difficult to do so in the actual everyday work of life.

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage

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