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PinkMonkey.com-MonkeyNotes-Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
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Far From the Madding Crowd
QUOTATION: It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language
which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
QUOTATION: It is safer to accept any chance that offers itself, and extemporize
a procedure to fit it, than to get a good plan matured, and wait for a
chance of using it.
QUOTATION: The only superiority in women that is tolerable to the rival
sex is, as a rule, that of the unconscious kind; but a superiority which
recognizes itself may sometimes please by suggesting possibilities of
capture to the subordinated man.
QUOTATION: A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil
is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
QUOTATION: It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession
is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands
because marriage is not possible without possession; with totally differing
aims the method is the same on both sides.
QUOTATION: It may have been observed that there is no regular path for
getting out of love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon
marriage as a short cut that way, but it has been known to fail.
QUOTATION: The Young Mans Best Companion, The Farriers Sure
Guide, The Veterinary Surgeon, Paradise Lost, The Pilgrims Progress,
Robinson Crusoe, Ashs Dictionary, and Walkingames Arithmetic,
constituted his library; and though a limited series, it was one from
which he had acquired more sound information by diligent perusal than
many a man of opportunities had done from a furlong of laden shelves.
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