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It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen "I am afraid," replied Elinor, "that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety." ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen By undue profundity we perplex and enfeeble thought; and it is possible to make even Venus herself vanish from the firmanent by a scrutiny too sustained, too concentrated, or too direct. ~ The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all those more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind. ~ The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe "Happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending." ~ Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare "You have of late stood out against your brother, and he hath ta'en you newly into his grace; where it is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself: it is needful that you frame the season for your own harvest." ~ Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare "Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth." ~ Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne "Axel," replied the Professor with perfect coolness, "our situation is almost desperate; but there are some chances of deliverance, and it is these that I am considering. If at every instant we may perish, so at every instant we may be saved. Let us then be prepared to seize upon the smallest advantage." ~ Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne "We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones." ~ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. ~ A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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