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  • ''He was not a villain—simply a self-indulgent spoiled young man who had realized to himself no idea of duty in life.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. An Eye For an Eye, vol. 2, ch. xii, London, Chapman and Hall (1879).
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  • ''As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Letter, June 8, 1876. The Letters of Anthony Trollope, vol. 2 (1983).
  • ''He must have known me if he had seen me as he was wont to see me, for he was in the habit of flogging me constantly. Perhaps he did not recognise me by my face.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Autobiography, ch. 1 (1883).
  • ''The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little—or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Autobiography, ch. 10 (1883). Trollope was writing of William Makepeace Thackeray, on his death (Christmas Day, 1863): "It was perhaps his chief fault as a writer that he could never abstain from that dash of satire which he felt to be demanded by the weaknesses which he saw around him."
  • ''Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Autobiography, ch. 15 (1883).
  • ''Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Macdermots of Ballycloran, vol. 3, ch. ix, London, T.C. Newby (1847).
  • ''It is hard to rescue a man from the slough of luxury and idleness combined. If anything can do it, it is a cradle filled annually.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Ayala's Angel, vol. 3, ch. lxiv, London, Chapman and Hall (1881).
  • ''A girl loves most often because she is loved,Mnot from choice on her part. She is won by the flattery of the man's desire.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Ayala's Angel, vol. 3, ch. xvii, London, Chapman and Hall (1881).
  • ''But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Ayala's Angel, vol. 3, ch. xxxviii, London, Chapman and Hall (1881).
  • ''It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Three Clerks, vol. 3, ch. xxix, London, Bentley (1858).

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