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Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. ~ David Copperfield by Charles Dickens "Nobody can spoil a life, my dear. That's nonsense. Things happen, but we bob up." ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy "Do you know anything on earth which has not a dangerous side if it is mishandled and exaggerated? " ~ The Land of Mist by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It is always the unusual which alarms. ~ The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy "One gets a bad habit of being unhappy." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Perhaps it is that high achievements demand some other unusual qualification besides an unusual desire for high prizes. ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Thus, cases of injustice, and oppression, and tyranny, and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant occurrence among us every day. It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely because they do consult the opinion of their own little world that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement. ~ Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens "Misfortunes one can endure--they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults--ah!--there is the sting of life." ~ Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men. ~ Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm "Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news hath but a losing office, and his tongue sounds ever after as a sullen bell, rememb'red tolling a departing friend." ~ Henry IV, Part Two by William Shakespeare

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