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Were we no better than chessmen, moved by an unseen power, vessels the potter fashions at his fancy, for honour or for shame?

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Oscar WildeLord Arthur Savile's Crime
He had lived the delicate and luxurious life of a young man of birth and fortune, a life exquisite in its freedom from sordid care, its beautiful boyish insouciance; and now for the first time he became conscious of the terrible mystery of Destiny, of the awful meaning of Doom.

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Oscar WildeLord Arthur Savile's Crime
For a moment he paused there, the wind blowing his long grey locks about his head, and twisting into grotesque and fantastic folds the nameless horror of the dead man's shroud.

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Oscar WildeThe Canterville Ghost
Early in life she had discovered the important truth that nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion; and by a series of reckless escapades, half of them quite harmless, she had acquired all the privileges of a personality.

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Oscar WildeLord Arthur Saviles Crime
She was now forty years of age, childless, and with that inordinate passion for pleasure which is the secret of remaining young.

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Oscar WildeLord Arthur Savile's Crime
"No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing."

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Oscar WildeLord Arthur Savile's Crime
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

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Oscar WildeLord Arthur Savile's Crime
"I cannot love where I cannot trust."

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Oscar WildeThe Sphinx Without a Secret
History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.

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James Fenimore CooperThe Last of the Mohicans
Where experience is the master, the scholar is made to know the value of years, and respects them accordingly.

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James Fenimore CooperThe Last of the Mohicans

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