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A great social success... A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.F.
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Family quarrels are bitter... Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.F.
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I fell in love... I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. 
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I wasn't actually in... I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity. 
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It is sadder to... It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.F.
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It was only a... It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.
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Later she remembered all... Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy -- one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.
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Life is essentially a... Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.F.
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person has a desperate... person has a desperate confidence that they won't. 
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She was beautiful, but... She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful. 
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The victor belongs to... The victor belongs to the spoils.F.
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