I found the offer of a knighthood something that I couldn't possibly accept. I found it to be somehow squalid, a knighthood. There's a relationship to government about knights.
The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from the country for 50 years of work - which I thought was okay.
Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.
I'll take no charity! What I get I'll earn by taking it. I would feel no pleasure it being given to me, any more than a huntsman would take pleasure being made a present of a dead fox, in place of getting a run across country after it.
The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.
I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good.
Every trick is an old one, but with a change of players, a change of dress, it comes out as new as before.
This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement.
I don't know in the world why anyone would consent to be a king, and never to be left to himself, but to be worried and wearied and interfered with from dark to daybreak and from morning to the fall of night.
A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
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