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Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.
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It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.

Anthony Trollope

Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.

Anthony Trollope

Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.

Anthony Trollope

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that is comes early.

Anthony Trollope

When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.

Anthony Trollope

Cham is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.

Anthony Trollope

This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written.

Anthony Trollope

There are some achievements which are never done in the presence of those who hear of them. Catching salmon is one, and working all night is another.

Anthony Trollope

Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.

Anthony Trollope

Life is so unlike theory.

Anthony Trollope

Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.

Anthony Trollope

The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.

Anthony Trollope

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.

Anthony Trollope

Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.

Anthony Trollope

They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.

Anthony Trollope

What is there that money will not do?

Anthony Trollope

It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do.

Anthony Trollope

Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.

Anthony Trollope

A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.

Anthony Trollope

When men think much, they can rarely decide.

Anthony Trollope

There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.

Anthony Trollope

It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.

Anthony Trollope

As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.

Anthony Trollope

They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.

Anthony Trollope

No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.

Anthony Trollope
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