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Lewis Carroll

It is better to be feared than loved. ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland #1-2) Signet Classics; Signet Classics edition (December 1, 2000) Originally (first published 1872. Advertisements

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Herman Melville

However, a good laugh is a mighty good thing, and rather too scarce a good thing; the more’s the pity. So, if any one man, in his own proper person, afford stuff for a good joke to anybody, let him not be backward, but let him cheerfully allow himself to spend and to be spent… Continue reading Herman Melville

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Alexandre Dumas

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. —Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo. . (Penguin Classics; Reissue edition May 27, 2003) Originally published 1844.

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Joseph Conrad

He did not care what the end would be, and in his lucid moments overvalued his indifference. The danger, when not seen, has the imperfect vagueness of human thought. The fear grows shadowy; and Imagination, the enemy of men, the father of all terrors, unstimulated, sinks to rest in the dullness of exhausted emotion. ―… Continue reading Joseph Conrad

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