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A burden that will crush a single pair of shoulders will, when equally divided—when shared by two, each of whom is willing to take the heavier part—become light as a feather.

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage
One can only pour out of a jug that which is in it.

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage
It is a remarkable thing with reference to men who are distressed for money—distressed as was now the case with Mr. Sowerby—that they never seem at a loss for small sums, or deny themselves those luxuries which small sums purchase. Cabs, dinners, wine, theatres, and new gloves are always at the command of men who are drowned in pecuniary embarrassments, whereas those who don't owe a shilling are so frequently obliged to go without them!

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Anthony TrollopeFramley Parsonage
Having a comfortable allowance from his father, he could devote the whole proceeds of his curacy to violet gloves and unexceptionable neck ties.

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Anthony TrollopeBarchester Towers
The greatest mistake any man ever made is to suppose that the good things of the world are not worth the winning.

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Anthony TrollopeBarchester Towers
Till we can become divine we must be content to be human, lest in our hurry for change we sink to something lower.

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Anthony TrollopeBarchester Towers
There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilised and free countries than the necessity of listening to sermons.

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Anthony TrollopeBarchester Towers
What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?

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Anthony TrollopeThe Warden
He took such high ground that there was no getting on to it.

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Anthony TrollopeThe Warden
Small men curse what they cannot understand.

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George R. R. MartinA Storm of Swords

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