Zitat des Tages von Anthony Trollope:
When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.
A woman's life is not perfect or whole till she has added herself to a husband. Nor is a man's life perfect or whole till he has added to himself a wife.
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.
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.
Never think that you're not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
What is there that money will not do?
A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
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.
A husband is very much like a house or a horse.
When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.
Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.
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.
Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
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.
I ain't a bit ashamed of anything.
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.
It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away.
Since woman's rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle.
I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason.
It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done all that he is fit to do.
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.
I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
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.
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.
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.
Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable.
Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony.
An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour.