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It was all very well for an Englishman like Mr. Fogg to make the tour of the world with a carpet-bag; a lady could not be expected to travel comfortably under such conditions.

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Jules VerneAround the World in 80 Days
"The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment."

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Jules VerneAround the World in 80 Days
"A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager."

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Jules VerneAround the World in 80 Days
"I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new."

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Jules VerneAround the World in 80 Days
He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation; and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody.

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Jules VerneAround the World in 80 Days
Mr. Fogg played, not to win, but for the sake of playing. The game was in his eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes.

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Jules VerneAround the World in 80 Days
"It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason."

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Jules VerneThe Mysterious Island
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.

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Jules VerneThe Mysterious Island
So is man's heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.

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Jules VerneThe Mysterious Island
He who is mistaken in an action which he sincerely believes to be right may be an enemy, but retains our esteem.

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Jules VerneThe Mysterious Island

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