CONTENTS:THE DWELLING PLACE OF LIGHT MR. CREWE'S CAREER A FAR COUNTRY CONISTON INSIDE OF THE CUP RICHARD CARVEL A MODERN CHRONICLE THE CELEBRITY THE CRISIS DR. JONATHAN (PLAY) TRAVELLER IN WAR-TIME
Anger and revolt against a life so precarious and sordid But when you get to a point where private affairs become a public menace Exorbitant price for joys otherwise more reasonably to be obtained Foreigners. I never could see why the government lets 'em all come Hitherto he had held rigidly to that relativity Janet resented that pity Love is nothing but attraction between the sexes Mercifully, however, she had little leisure to reflect Perhaps she feared to break the charm of that memory She resented being prayed for Struggled against her woman's desire to give Tested the limits of Janet's ingenuity and powers of resistance The seventh commandment was only relative There had been something sorrowful in that kiss Too much reason in the world, too little impulse and feeling
Fame sometimes comes in the line of duty Genius is almost one hundred percent directness In a frenzy of anticipation, garnished and swept the room It's noble, but it don't pay Treason to party he regarded with a deep-seated abhorrence Battles of selfish interests ebbed and flowed A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds His strength was his imperviousness to this kind of a remark Many a silent tear of which they knew nothing Politicians are politicians; they have always been corrupt Gratitude, however, is one of the noblest qualities of man One of your persistent fallacies is, that I'm still a boy The burden of the valley of vision Thrice-blessed State, in which there were now three reform candidates Years of regrets for that which might have been
Barriers were mere relics of the superstition of the past Benumbing and desiccating effect of that old system of education Conscience was superstition, the fear of the wrath of the gods Conventionality was part of the price we had willingly paid Conviction that government should remain modestly in the background Everybody should have been satisfied, but everybody was not I hated to lie to her,--yet I did so I'm incapable of committing a single original act It was not money we coveted, we Americans, but power Knowledge was presented to us as a corpse Marriage! What other career is open to a woman? Meaningless lessons which had to be learned Opponent who praises one with a delightful irony Righteousness a stern and terrible thing implying not joy, but punishment Staunch advocate on the doctrine of infant damnation That's the great thing, to keep 'em ignorant as long as possible The saloon represented Democracy, so dear to the American public They deplored while they coveted We lived separate mental existences We had learned to pursue our happiness in packs What you wants, you gets Your American romanticist is a sentimental spoiled child
Books she had known from her earliest infancy But I wanted to be happy as long as I could Curiosity as a factor has never, perhaps, been given its proper weight Even old people may have an ideal Every novel is, to some extent, a compound of truth and fiction Fond of her, although she was no more than an episode in his life Giant pines that gave many a mast to King George's navy Had exhausted the resources of the little school He hain't be'n eddicated a great deal Life had made a woman of her long ago Not that I've anything against her personally-- Pious belief in democracy, but with a firmer determination to get on top Riddle he could not solve--one that was best left alone Stray from the political principles laid down by our forefathers That which is the worst cruelty of all--the cruelty of selfishness The home is the very foundation-rock of the nation The old soldier found dependence hard to bear The one precious gift of life They don't take notice of him, because he don't say much Though his heart was breaking, his voice was steady We know nothing of their problems or temptations
Absurd to promise to love Acceptance of authority is not faith, it is mere credulity Always getting glimpses of things when it is too late Antipathy to forms Bad music, she said, offended her Can't believe in the doctrine of the virgin birth Clothes of one man are binding on another Conviction that all things were as they ought to be Deification of beauty to the exclusion of all else Economic slavery Elaborate attention little men are apt to bestow upon women Even after all these ages, the belief, the hope would not down Faith may be likened to an egg Foolish sacrifices are worse than useless For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter Futility of the traditional words of comfort Genius, analyzed, is often disappointing God himself would have divorced us Had a habit of not waiting for answers to her questions Happiness of gratitude and wonder, too wise to exult He was what is known as a "success"--always that magic word Hell's here--isn't it? How to be silent with a clamouring heart I see no one upon whom I can rely but myself I hate humility I'm always searching for things to do If Christians were logical, they should be Socialists Immortality as orthodox Christianity depicts it Impulse had brought him thus far Indiscriminate, unreasoning self-sacrifice Individualism with which the Church can have no sympathy Intellectually lazy Know a great deal and don't believe anything Knowledge puts faith out of the question Logical result of independent thinking is anarchy Love," she added, "plays such havoc with one's opinions Luxuries formerly unthought of seemed to become necessities Material proof, it seems to me, is a denial of faith Mistaking the effect for the cause Mixture of awkwardness and straightforwardness Not given to trite acquiescence Olmah which Isaiah uses does not mean virgin Only one regret as to what you said--that it is true Pleasure? Yes. It makes me feel as if I were of some use Religion, I think, should be everybody's (profession) Rule which you so confidently apply to fit all cases Scandalously forced through the council of Nicaea Seeking a forgiveness out of all proportion to the trespass St Paul, you say, put us in our proper place Success--which was really failure Sunday was then a day essentially different from other days The law cannot fit all cases The weak always sink The hours of greatest suffering are the empty hours Thinking isn't--believing Vagueness generally attributed to her sex Vividly unreal, as a toy village comes painted from the shop We must believe, if we believe at all, without authority We are always trying to get away from ourselves We never can foresee how we may change We have no control over our affections When our brief span of usefulness is done Who had learned the lesson of mothers,--how to wait Whole conception of charity is a crime against civilization You and your religion are as far apart as the poles
A bold front is half the battle A man ought never to be frightened by appearances Affections warm despite absence, and years, and interest Ever been my nature to turn forward instead of back Genius honored but never encouraged God bless their backs, which is the only part I ever care to see He was our macaroni of Annapolis Human multitude with its infinity of despairs and joys It is sorrow which lifts us nearest to heaven No real prosperity comes out of double-dealing Shaped his politics according to the company he was in Sight of happiness is often a pleasure for those who are sad Sir, I have not yet begun to fight The worse the disease, the more remarkable the cure Their lines belonged rather to the landscape (cottages) Thy politics are not over politic Tis no so bad it micht-na be waur Within every man's province to make himself what he will Ya maun ken th' incentive's the maist o' the battle Youth is in truth a mystery
Best way is to leave 'em alone. Don't dandle 'em (babies) Blessed are the ugly, for they shall not be tempted Comparisons, as Shakespeare said, are odorous Constitutionally honest Conversation was a mockery Every one, man or woman, has the right to happiness Fact should be written like fiction, and fiction like fact Fetters of love Happy the people whose annals are blank in history's book He has always been too honest to make a great deal of money Her words of comfort were as few as her silent deeds were many How can you talk of things other people have and not want them Immutable love in a changing, heedless, selfish world Intense longing is always followed by disappointment Little better than a gambling place (Stock Exchange) No reason why we should suffer all our lives for a mistake Often in real danger at the moment when they feel most secure Providence is accepted by his beneficiaries as a matter of fact Regarding favourable impressions with profound suspicion Resented the implication of possession Rocks to which one might cling, successful or failing Self-torture is human She had never known the necessity of making friends Sleep! A despised waste of time in childhood So glad to have what other people haven't Sought to remove comparisons Taking him like daily bread, to be eaten and not thought about That magic word Change The greatest wonders are not at the ends of the earth, but near The days of useless martyrdom are past Thinking that because you have no ideals, other people haven't Those who walk on ice will slide against their wills Time, the unbribeable Weak coffee and the Protestant religion seemed inseparable Why should I desire what I cannot have
A man's character often give the lie to his tongue A lie has short legs Appearance of a professional pallbearer Architects should be driven and not followed Consequential or inconsequential irrespective of their size Deal with a fool according to his folly Impervious to hints, and would not take no for an answer Old enough to know better, and too old to be taught That abominable word "like"
Behind that door was the future: so he opened it fearfully Being caught was the unpardonable crime Believe in others having a hard time Freedom meant only the liberty to earn their own living Humiliation and not conscience which makes the sting Most dangerous of gifts, the seeing of two sides of a quarrel Naturally she took preoccupation for indifference Principle in law not to volunteer information Read a patent medicine circular and shudder with seven diseases She could pass over, but never forgive what her aunt had said Silence--goad to indiscretion Simple men who command by force of character So much for Democracy when it becomes a catchword They have to print something To be great is to be misunderstood
Economic freedom, without which political freedom is a farce Flaming flag of a false martyrdom It's money that makes you free Often times principles is nothing but pride We can't take Christianity too literally
American religion as set forth by William James Be useful! Privilege of making blunders Rising every time you fall (Confucius on greatness) Sentimentalism, ignorance, close-mindedness, and cant The English do not advertise their sorrows
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