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Top 39 Anthony Trollope Quotes (NOVELIST)

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Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
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.
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.
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?... Was ever anything so civil?
What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?… Was ever anything so civil?
The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade.
The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade.
There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.
There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.
That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.
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.
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.

7 Wise Anthony Trollope Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

Till we can become divine, we must be content to be human, lest in our hurry for change we sink to something lower.
Till we can become divine, we must be content to be human, lest in our hurry for change we sink to something lower.
To have her meals, and her daily walk, and her fill of novels, and to be left alone, was all that she asked of the gods.
To have her meals, and her daily walk, and her fill of novels, and to be left alone, was all that she asked of the gods.
No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
No man thinks there is much ado about nothing when the ado is about himself.
Words spoken cannot be recalled, and many a man and many a woman who has spoken a word at once regretted, are far too proud to express that regret.
Words spoken cannot be recalled, and many a man and many a woman who has spoken a word at once regretted, are far too proud to express that regret.
I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman.
And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman.
Let no man boast himself that he has got through the perils of winter till at least the seventh of May.
Let no man boast himself that he has got through the perils of winter till at least the seventh of May.

5 Anthony Trollope Quotes on Writing

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.
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.
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
A man's mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
A man’s mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency.
Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
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.
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.

8 Anthony Trollope Quotes About Love

Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
Don't let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
My sweetheart is to me more than a coined hemisphere.
My sweetheart is to me more than a coined hemisphere.
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.
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.
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.
I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover’s mind if she knew the whole of it.
An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony.
There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony.

7 Anthony Trollope Quotes Life that will Make You Think

Throughout the world, the more wrong a man does, the more indignant is he at wrong done to him.
Throughout the world, the more wrong a man does, the more indignant is he at wrong done to him.
I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
Men who can succeed in deceiving no one else, will succeed at last in deceiving themselves.
Men who can succeed in deceiving no one else, will succeed at last in deceiving themselves.
When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.
When a man is ill nothing is so important to him as his own illness.
When men think much, they can rarely decide.
When men think much, they can rarely decide.
High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
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.
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.

2 Anthony Trollope Quotes on Reading and Books

Book love… is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
Book love… is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
Of all needs a book has, the chief need is to be readable.
Of all needs a book has, the chief need is to be readable.

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